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  • How The Toronto Flood Affected Home Insurance Coverage
    It's been two years since flooding in Toronto caused $850 million in insured damages. Combined with the damage from Alberta's floods, insurers have been forced to react. Now a handful of companies are offering something they've never offered before: overland flood insurance.
  • Auto Insurance Tips For First Time Buyers
    Getting your very own car for the first time can be exciting, and with new beginnings like these it is prudent to start off right. Let's take a look at some tips for getting and understanding your auto insurance when you are a first time car owner in Canada.
  • 7,000 Reasons Why Visitors To Canada Need Travel Insurance
    With over 65 per cent of all tourists to Canada coming to visit in the spring and summer, Canadians are getting ready to open their doors to friends and family making their way to Canada for their vacation. If you're expecting to receive visitors this year, be a good host and suggest that your guests get Visitors to Canada health insurance. Why? It's all in the numbers; well,just one number actually. $7,000.
  • More Visitors To Canada Than Canadians?
    The population in Canada is approximately 35 million. Interestingly enough, the Canadian government estimates that 35 million tourists visit Canada annually. That's one visitor to Canada for every person in the country!
  • Seasons Change And So Does Your Car Insurance
    A change in season is the ideal reminder to take a few quick minutes to see if you're still getting the best car insurance rate out there. And, now that it's officially summer it's time to see if you could get some cool summer savings on your car insurance.
  • Cyber Safety Tips For Travellers
    If you're thinking of travelling or have something already booked, it's important you remember to travel cyber safe because it's not as hard as you may think for strangers to gain access to your devices and compromise your personal information. Learn how to travel cyber safe.
  • Father's Day Tips For The Guy Who Has Everything
    Your kids will ensure that this Father's Day you're loaded up with thoughtful gifts, but don't overlook the gift you can give yourself: saving your hard-earned money.
  • Will Work For Belly Rubs
    Could you use a little less stress in your day? Need a boost in office productivity? Then maybe the answer lies in your favourite four-legged best friend. Learn more about pet-friendly offices.
  • Going On Vacation? 10 Ways To Protect Your Home
    There's nothing better than going on vacation. But before you leave on holiday, it's important you take the necessary steps to protect your home while you're away.
  • First Time Home Buyer, 8 First Time Home Expenses
    You did it! You survived the years of saving for a down payment, the open houses, the paperwork, the outrageous bidding wars and the stress of it all, to finally buy a new home. As a first time homeowner, the next year will be exciting, but it will also likely be expensive: 8 expenses new home owners may not be expecting.
  • Buying A New Home? 9 Things To Consider When It Comes Your Home Insurance
    If you're planning your weekends by all the open house notices, consider how your choice of new home may affect the ease of getting home insurance and how much you will pay for coverage.
  • The Most Environmentally Friendly Canadian Cars
    The Canadian Green Car Awards recognize vehicles with the greatest potential to minimize the overall impact of automobiles on the environment. Six have been identified as the greenest on the roads. See which cars won.
  • Go Topless and Save Money with Car Insurance for Convertibles
    The wind in your hair, the sun on your face...nothing beats a summer road trip driving a convertible. Read how, convertibles may not be all that expensive to insure.
  • 5 Unexpected Things That Can Affect Your Car Insurance
    It's not just your driving that influences your auto insurance. From boating DUIs to not paying child support, here are five surprising things that can affect both your insurance premiums and your coverage.
  • Car Insurance Rates In Hamilton's Downtown Core 28 Per Cent Higher Than Provincial Average
    Car insurance rates vary across Hamilton, with some areas being as much as 28 per cent higher than the provincial average. Find out how your neighbourhood compares.
  • Buying Your First Car, Or Your Tenth: 6 Resources Worth Checking Out Before You Buy
    Whether you're buying your first car or already own a car and are looking for a new set of wheels, buying a car should not be an impulse buy. It's important to do your research because no one wants a car that consumes too much gas, has high car insurance rates, or is one of the worst rated cars in Canada. We've rounded up six resources worth checking out before you buy.
  • National Road Safety Week Kicks Off The Summer Driving Season
    With the long weekend fast approaching, drivers are encouraged to slow down and take care when getting to where you want to go. Because like you, many people will be on the road to take advantage of the unofficial start to summer.
  • At Fault Accident Rules: 10 Common Accidents And Who Is At Fault
    Someone is always at fault. Accidents aren't really "accidents" they're collisions, and they don't just happen. Someone will be blamed, and sometimes there's more than enough blame to go around.
  • How to Travel With A Cat
    So you're going on a trip and you've decided to bring your cat along with you. Most cats don't like to travel, but if you do need to bring your feline friend with you-or if you are moving-these tricks will help make the journey easier on both you and your cat.
  • How to Travel With A Dog
    Dogs are part of the family, which is why many people choose to take their beloved pets on trips and vacations with them. But travelling with pets can come with its challenges. This article will guide you in what you should do before travelling with a dog.
  • Make Mom Proud: Save Up To $750 On Your Car Insurance
    Mothers everywhere can appreciate saving money, but perhaps more importantly moms know that overpaying is just wasteful. Make mom proud this Mother's Day and see if you can spend less on your car insurance.
  • Stress-Free Holidays? Preparing For Your Family Road Trip
    A road trip may be a great family holiday, but it comes with a unique set of challenges. Tackle the challenges before you leave to stay safe on the road and maybe even save some bucks in the long run.
  • Infographic: Great Canadian Road Trip Tips And Road Trip Essentials
    Where will your wheels takes you? No matter where you go in Canada, there are many great stops that just shouldn't be missed while on a road trip. We've picked a few road trip ideas for you but, let's be honest, for every one featured in the Great Canadian Road Trip Stops and Tips infographic, there are another 100 that deserve their time in the spotlight too.
  • Changes Are Coming To Ontario Car Insurance Policies
    The Ontario Liberals have announced additional measures to reduce car insurance premiums in Ontario, but it doesn't come without a catch. Some Ontario drivers will see auto insurance savings, but all will face an overall reduction in coverage.
  • First Time Home Buyers Guide: Getting Ready For The Big Buy
    Taking that first step on the property ladder is one of life's biggest decisions. Sounds ominous, doesn't it? It doesn't have to be; you'll have plenty of help along the way and the KANETIX.ca first time home buyer's guide will help you break it all down into easy bite-sized pieces.
  • Ontario Auto Insurance Rates Have Dropped
    Auto insurance rates have dropped, with some companies decreasing their rates by as much as seven per cent, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario reports. The office urges consumers to shop around.
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  • Traffic Report: Canadian Drivers Lose 79 Hours A Year Delayed In Traffic
    Think traffic congestion is getting worse? According to TomTom, you're right. You spent more time in traffic this year, than you did last year by about 2 hours. Overall, Canadians lose 79 hours a year because of traffic, and if you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal, it's even more.
  • The 10 Most Expensive & Cheapest Areas For Auto Insurance in Alberta
    Where you live has a lot to do with how much you pay for auto insurance. While the provincial average for auto insurance is $1,088 a year in Alberta, the rates vary across the province. Here's the low down from the most expensive to the cheapest.
  • More Than Half Of Canadians Pumped To Have More Money Thanks To Lower Gas Prices
    Gas prices are about 20 per cent cheaper than they were this time last year and a KANETIX.ca survey asked Canadians if cheaper gas would have an impact on their driving habits. See what was said.
  • New Distracted Driving Law Receives Unanimous Support in Alberta
    In a unanimous decision, Alberta is one step closer to passing Bill 204 amending the distracted driving laws and increasing fines from $172 to $250 plus the addition of three demerit points.
  • Oh, Deer! What Happens If You Hit Wildlife While Driving?
    It's a grizzly sight, road kill, but a common sight especially in spring when moose, elk and deer are particularly active. Find out what happens with your car insurance if you're in an accident with wildlife.
  • When It's More Than Just A Shower: Storm Damage And Your Insurance
    Severe thunderstorms-damaging wind gusts, large hail and torrential rain-seem to be increasingly common, and when they cause damage will you be covered? See how, or if, your home insurance or auto insurance will protect you from damages coming from severe weather.
  • Quebec Car Insurance: The Cost Of Car Insurance In Quebec's 10 Largest Cities
    We round up the top 10 largest cities in Quebec to see how much on average a typical driver might pay for car insurance. See how much it costs in your city. If you're wondering which cities are cheapest, we've got those listed too.
  • BMO Makes Big Bank History With 2.79% Fixed Mortgage Rate
    In an announcement on St. Patrick's Day, BMO is expecting to help Canadian homeowners save some green this upcoming home buying season by lowering the rate on its BMO Smart Fixed Mortgage from 2.99 per cent to 2.79 per cent.
  • Canada's Best SUVs: Top Selling 10 SUVs In Canada
    If you're in the market to buy a SUV or crossover, there's more to consider than just the sticker price; there's auto insurance (of course) and gas too.
  • Police Blitzes And The Future of Distracted Driving
    The Toronto Police did not shy away from drawing attention to the dangers of distracted driving recently when they once again used a hearse to kick off their latest distracted driving blitz. What this means for distracted driving's future.
  • Distracted Driving Laws In Canada
    Canada continues to crack down on distracted driving. All provinces and territories (aside from Nunavut) have some form of distracted driving-related legislation in place with consequences varying from fines to fines and demerit points. And these penalties are getting tougher.
  • Which Cars Hold their Value the Best?
    Thinking about buying a new car? If so, then chances are you've heard that as soon as you drive off the dealer's lot, your brand new vehicle depreciates somewhere around 20 per cent. But vehicles depreciate at different rates, and each year. See which vehicles hold their value the best.
  • The Top 10 Countries Canadians Visit Most
    Canadians are some of the most well-travelled people in the world. Even so, there are tried and true destinations that Canadians continue to visit. If you're planning a holiday and need some inspiration, see what countries are favoured by Canadians year after year as a go-to destination.
  • How GICs Can Help You Work Towards Your Retirement Goals
    GICs are a guaranteed investment that can help you with your retirement savings. Get started and enter our GIC contest for a chance to win $2,500 cash!
  • Top 10 Most Expensive Cities for Car Insurance In Ontario
    We round up the top 10 most expensive cities for car insurance in Ontario based on annual auto insurance averages. Most can be found in the GTA, but the top most expensive city might not be where you think. If you're wondering about the cheapest, we've got that too.
  • Tips To Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Sooner
    If you intend to pay off your home mortgage as quickly as possible, then you're in the majority; a survey claims that more than 75 per cent of new homeowners said being mortgage-free sooner was their goal. Of course wanting to be mortgage-free sooner is easier said than done, but there are some tips that can help you reach your goal quicker.
  • Prime Rate Drops: What Does this Mean For Canada's Mortgage Rates?
    The Bank of Canada started off 2015 by announcing a reduction in the overnight rate by 25 basis points, dropping from 1 per cent to 0.75. We look at what this means for your mortgage rates. If you have a variable rate, the change might bring good news.
  • 5 Insurance Trends To Watch For In 2015
    The insurance industry is changing. Government intervention, bad weather, and new technologies are introducing unprecedented new plays into the game. We sat down with Sean Graham, principal broker at KTX Insurance, to learn more about what you can expect from insurance in 2015.
  • Warning: Transactions On New PlayOLG Website May Count As Cash Advances
    Using a credit card to pay for online gambling? It may cost you more than you think.
  • Top 10 Cars In Canada
    Last year's top cars listed (plus how much fuel they'll require each year). Chances are pretty good, that one of these top sellers sits in your garage.
  • Top Travel Destinations of 2015
    Planning a trip in 2015? This year's top ranked destinations according to some of the leading names in travel stretch from right here in Canada to the Republic of Congo. If your new year's resolution is to travel more this year, then check out these lists of the top trending destinations for 2015
  • Tips To Save Once You Tie The Knot
    Life's big moments come with big changes. When you get married, you enter a whole new world of personal finance opportunities. From honeymoons to home insurance, get the most financially from your new life together.
  • Quitting Smoking And Life Insurance
    The hullabaloo of the holidays has finally settled and many Canadians are now focusing on sticking to their New Year's resolutions. For those of you who resolved to quit smoking, there's good news. Not only will you save money on the cigarettes you no longer buy, but you'll also enjoy savings on your life insurance premiums. See how much.
  • Travel Tips To Help You Fulfill Your Resolution To 'Travel More' This Year
    New Year's resolutions are usually blah and not terribly imaginative. Save money. Lose weight. Eat better. Hit the gym. Be nicer to people (*sigh*). All are noble endeavours to be sure, but if you're looking to add travel to your repertoire, the KANETIX.ca list of travel resolutions will help you get where you want to go faster and enjoy it more while you're there.
  • Make 2015 The Year You Pay Less For Your Car Insurance
    It's that time of year again, to forget the mistakes of the past and look forward to a new year of opportunity. And, when it comes to your car insurance rates, there's a lot of opportunity to save. KANETIX.ca customers save on average up to $750 off their car insurance premiums. Could you save too?
  • Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles In Canada
    This year's list of the most stolen cars in Canada is out. The list, published annually by the IBC, reveals the most stolen cars in Canada, in Alberta, in Ontario, and in the Atlantic provinces. Is your car a favourite of thieves?
  • Best Cities In Canada For Starting A Small Business
    Best cities in Canada for starting a small business according to a recent report released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Does your city support and promote entrepreneurship? Is your city listed?
  • Are You Prepared Financially For Sudden Illness or Job Loss? Nearly Half of Canadians Aren't
    New research suggests many Canadians, especially those who carry debt, are not financially ready for sudden illness or job loss. There are two types of insurance that can protect you if an accident or illness prevents you from being able to work.
  • Basic Car Maintenance & Car Safety Tips For Teens
    Some quick, basic car servicing information and what to do in the event of an emergency. Give your car the best care it deserves with these easy tips.
  • Are Teens Becoming Better Drivers?
    Teen drivers have always been saddled with a bad reputation when it comes to driving, and this is often cited as the reason behind high teen driver car insurance rates. But could this be changing?
  • 4 Car Myths, Rumours and Urban Legends: Are They True?
    There's a popular quote that says "A lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on." This is true when it comes to four popular car myths, rumours and urban legends.
  • Tenants Insurance 101
    If you're renting, tenants-or renters-insurance should be a no brainer. Not only will it help you get back on your feet after a fire or theft, for example, but it has numerous other benefits too. Here's our guide to how much tenant insurance you need-and when you need it.
  • 4 Easy Ways A Driver Under 20 Can Lower Their Car Insurance Rates
    It's no secret that young drivers, especially young male drivers, pay some of the highest auto insurance rates. Here are four easy ways young drivers can save.
  • Driven To Distraction
    We've all done at least one of these things while driving and some of us do them daily: put on make-up, shave, flip through songs, text message, or use your cell phone. You've multi-tasked before without incident so why worry now - right?
  • The Top 5 Driver Distractions
    The word is starting to get out that distracted driving kills, but many drivers are surprised to learn there's more to distracted driving than picking up that phone. From French fries to four-year-olds, we identify the top 5 driver distractions and how to avoid them.
  • How To Save $25,000+ On Your Mortgage
    Buying a house can be costly, but owning your own home is a dream that's hard to ignore-and for most of us, taking out a mortgage is the only way to make that dream a reality. So what can you do to cut down on the interest and other costs of borrowing? Here are a few tips to save.
  • Ways To Avoid Distracted Driving Habits
    Distracted driving has become the number one killer on the road. Avoid becoming a distracted driving statistic with these tips to help kick eight bad habits that lead to distracted driving.
  • Buying Used Vehicles: Safety Recommendations For Teens
    Many teens are not driving safe enough vehicles. The U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety surveyed 500 parents about the cars their teens drive and found many of the chosen vehicles lack good crash protection and important safety features. Here's what to look for.
  • 10 Road Trip Tips For Keeping Kids Happy In The Car To Minimize Driver Distraction
    Nothing says summer like a road trip vacation. However, road trips can be a little tricky when travelling with children. Kids can go from blissful happiness to the depths of despair in a split second. For this reason, children can be a distraction; in fact, 89 per cent of Canadians said this to be true. Read road trip tips.
  • 300,000 Reasons Why You Should Worry About Title Fraud
    It's been estimated that the average amount stolen in title fraud is in the range of $300,000. How can you shield yourself from falling victim to title fraud?
  • Save Five To 10 Per Cent On Your Car Insurance Right Away
    Save five to 10 per cent on your auto insurance premiums simply by doing this one little thing. Find out what it is.
  • Insurance Tips To Help You Save When Buying A House
    Buying a house is an exciting adventure, as well as an expensive endeavour. So let's look at tips that will help you save on the home insurance you'll need to protect your new purchase.
  • Accident Prone: When Car Accidents Happen
    True or false: You're more likely to be involved in a car accident in the winter when roads are slick and driving tricky? Find out.
  • Twelve Common Myths About Auto Insurance
    Are you overpaying for your car insurance because of these myths? Find out.
  • Could Tech Help Prevent Fatigue While Driving?
    Driver fatigue plays a role in 20 per cent of fatal collisions in the country. Here's how innovative technology is helping drivers remain alert on the road.
  • KANETIX.ca Survey Uncovers Why Drivers May Pay Too Much For Car Insurance
    Are you happy with what you pay for your car insurance? If yes, then count yourself lucky as only four in 10 people in Ontario are, according to a KANETIX.ca survey. Happy or not, the survey also revealed three misconceptions Ontarians have, which could lead to overpaying for auto insurance.
  • 10 Tips for Living a Longer, Happier Life
    Life insurance and health insurance are there for you if something goes wrong in your life, but to truly get the most out of your life you need to take preemptive action and embrace the things that make you healthy and happy.
  • Tickets And Car Accidents On Vacation: What You Should Know
    Road trips can turn sour if you get a ticket or have an accident. Whether you're heading across Canada, or going south into the U.S., it's important to know what'll happen if the open road is marred by a speed bump along the way. Read more.
  • 7,000 Reasons Why Visitors To Canada Need Travel Insurance
    With over 65 per cent of all tourists to Canada coming to visit in the spring and summer, Canadians are getting ready to open their doors to friends and family. Read the 7,000 reasons why, as a good host, you should suggest Visitors to Canada health insurance
  • Ready For Usage-Based Insurance? Insurance That Actually Reflects Your Driving Skills
    Usage-based insurance programs monitor your driving to determine if you'll get a discount off your insurance. The discounts can be significant too, up to 25 per cent. But, like anything new, there are a lot of unknowns. Read more and view the Infographic.
  • You Got A Traffic Ticket For What?
    Eight traffic tickets you've likely never heard of, but aren't as uncommon as you might think.
  • Drivers And Cyclists Weigh In On Sharing The Road In New Survey
    A growing number of Canadians are putting wheels to pavement and choosing cycling as a viable way to get around. See what drivers and cyclists think of each other.
  • Your Bike And The Law - Tickets, Demerit Points, Accidents & Insurance
    Unlike driving, which requires a licence and insurance, cycling remains relatively untethered territory. Laws vary by province and further by jurisdiction, and many cyclists are left surprised when they're issued a ticket for a traffic violation. Learn more.
  • About 50 Per Cent Of Tenants Go Without Renters Insurance
    Renters insurance, also known as tenants insurance, is inexpensive, readily available, and easy to get; yet about half of Canadian renters, don't bother with it. Learn more.
  • One In 3 Pets Will Need Medical Attention This Year. Do You Have Pet Insurance Yet?
    Pets have a knack for getting into some strange, and scary, situations, and 1 in 3 pets require medical attention every year. Learn more.
  • Top Tips For Canadian Motorcycle Riders
    After a long cold winter, Canadian motorcyclists are itching to hit the road. Whether you're an experienced rider or just starting up, our "Top Motorcycle Tips" for Canadian motorcyclists will help you to keep on riding - safely and smartly.
  • Ten Business Insurance Tips
    As a business owner, if you don't protect yourself with business insurance, who will? Ten tips about business insurance.
  • Mind The (Car) Modifications: Souped Up Cars
    Have you ever thought about customizing your car so it better reflects your style? If you have considered it, or are planning to anytime soon, you will want to also consider the implications a souped up car might have on your car insurance, if any at all. Read more.
  • Victim of Identity Theft? Steps To Protect And Repair Your Credit
    Every year thousands of people are victims of identity theft. Identity theft can lead to a variety of headaches; however, one of the most common involves credit card fraud. The sooner you act, the better; read what you'll need to do if a victim.
  • Best-Selling Minivans in Canada
    If you drive a minivan, chances are it's the Dodge Grand Caravan. See what other best-selling minivans made it to the top of the list.
  • Title Fraud in Canada: Keeping The Roof Over Your Head, Yours
    Real estate fraud in Canada is a booming business, and while the vast majority is perpetrated against financial institutions in the form of mortgage fraud, it's title fraud that hits home and strikes fear in homeowners. Learn how it happens and how to protect yourself.
  • Top 10 Trucks In Canada
    Last year's best-selling truck was built Ford Tough. See what other trucks were tops with Canadians last year (plus how much fuel they need to run each year).
  • Twelve Home Insurance Myths
    Debunking the most common misconceptions about home insurance in Canada.
  • Traffic Tickets, Fender-Benders And Your Insurance
    Ever wonder what a traffic ticket or fender-bender might do to your car insurance rate?
  • Common Travel Health Insurance Myths And Misconceptions
    Going on a trip and think you're covered? Don't think it, know it. Otherwise you could be in for a shock. Seven situations when you may not be covered, but think you are.
  • In Search Of The Cheapest Flights
    It takes time to save up the money needed to go on holiday. So when you've finally got the funds together for a vacation, make sure you're not overpaying for your flight. Get the best price for your airline tickets with these tips.
  • Tips To Travel Cheap And Travel Smart
    Nine tips to help you travel cheap and travel smart.
  • Hobbies That Make Your Life Insurer Squeamish
    Life insurance for skydivers, scuba divers and other extreme sports; what a life insurer may want to know about your adrenaline-inducing hobby.
  • How The Toronto Flood Affected Home Insurance Coverage
    It's been two years since flooding in Toronto caused $850 million in insured damages. Combined with the damage from Alberta's floods, insurers have been forced to react. Now a handful of companies are offering something they've never offered before: overland flood insurance.

  • Seasons Change And So Does Your Car Insurance
    A change in season is the ideal reminder to take a few quick minutes to see if you're still getting the best car insurance rate out there. And, now that it's officially summer it's time to see if you could get some cool summer savings on your car insurance.

  • Will Work For Belly Rubs
    Could you use a little less stress in your day? Need a little boost in office productivity? Then maybe the answer lies in your favourite four-legged best friend.


 

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