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  • 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.
  • Ring In Spring: Travel Tips For March Break
    Every year, around this time, thousands upon thousands of Canadians set their sights on the upcoming March Break holiday. In fact, last year-two days prior to the official kick off of March break-Toronto's Pearson Airport estimated they'd see over 220,000 travellers pass through the airport. A typical day at Pearson sees around 95,000 travellers. Are you ready for the crowds?
  • Bank Of Canada Maintains 0.75 Per Cent Interest Rate
    After the Bank of Canada surprised everyone in January with a 0.25 per cent rate cut from 1.0 per cent, the overnight lending rate will stand steady at 0.75 per cent because, "Financial conditions in Canada have eased materially since January," said the Bank of Canada, Canada's central bank, in a statement.
  • 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.
  • Sick of Winter? Kick The Blahs To The Curb
    Mammoth snow storms. Bitterly cold temperatures. This winter has been a tough one, and Canadians everywhere are wondering when it will end. The good news is, it will end-of that we can all be sure, but until it does, we've listed a few of the good things to come.
  • 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.
  • Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Time, Home And Auto Safety Checklist
    The weekend most Canadians spring forward one hour is also the ideal time to tackle seasonal safety projects. A lot of the routine maintenance on your home and car should be done twice a year, so what better time to start checking items off your "to-do" list?
  • 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.
  • Ontario Auto Insurance Rates Have Dropped
    Auto insurance rates have dropped, with some companies decreasing their rates by as much as six per cent, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario reports. The office is urging consumers to shop around.
  • 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.
  • Bank of Canada Unexpectedly Cuts Interest Rate To 0.75 per cent
    In a surprise move, the Bank of Canada has lowered its target for the overnight rate by one-quarter of one percentage point to 0.75 per cent. What's this mean to homeowners with mortgages, or people looking to buy this spring?
  • 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
  • Drive Into Auto Show Season
    Although the Detroit auto show is arguably one of the best known auto shows in North America, you don't have to take a trip to the Motor City when there are many great auto shows to be found in Canada. See where and when the shows will be near a town near you.
  • 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 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. 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?
  • Cross Border Shopping Is Hot, But Don't Get Left In The Cold Without Travel Insurance
    Are holiday sales across the border calling out to you? If so, you're not alone. According to a recent UPS Canada survey, one in five Canadians plan to partake in some cross-border shopping over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Yet, Canadians too often don't get travel insurance before heading out.
  • 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?
  • The Lowdown On Credit Card Interchange Fees, And Why Consumers Should Care
    There's been a lot of business buzz lately about the lowering of interchange fees charged to retailers by Canada's two biggest credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard. But is it news for the average Canadian credit card consumer? Chances are, yes.
  • 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.
  • 15 Years Around The Water Cooler [Infographic]
    Fifteen years ago, Kanetix Ltd. entered the online space and forever changed the way Canadians shop for insurance. It doesn't seem all that long ago-that is, until you remember that back then Y2K was a big worry and the iPod was still two years away from hitting the market.
  • 15 Ways To Save On Insurance
    It's Kanetix's 15th anniversary, and over the years and we've learned a few tricks to help you save money. That's why we've rounded up our top 15 tips to help you save on your auto, home and travel insurance.
  • 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?
  • Nova Scotia Distracted Driving Penalties Increasing February 1, 2015
    Tougher penalties for Nova Scotia drivers caught texting or using a hand-held cellphone will kick in February 1, 2015. See how tough the measures are and what it will end up costing you.
  • 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.
  • Older and Wiser: Seniors Behind The Wheel + Infographic
    As the Baby Boomer generation nears retirement, the number of drivers over the age of 65 is going to grow. This year, over 6 million Canadians were aged 65 or older, representing 15.6 per cent of Canada's population and by 2030 (just 16 years from now), seniors will number 9.5 million and make up close to one in four people in Canada (23 per cent).
  • Older And Wiser: Safe Driving Tips For Seniors Behind The Wheel + Infographic
    Seniors are living longer and healthier, and are on the move and on the road. As experienced as most older drivers are behind the wheel though, everyone-regardless of age-could use a few safe driving tips now and again.
  • 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.
  • Celebrate Seniors Day With Savings Of $750 On Car Insurance
    What are you doing for Seniors Day, this October 1? would like to invite you, or the over 65s in your life to compare car insurance rates. Car insurance can account for a big chunk of your regular expenses, and if left unchecked, it's easy to overpay for it. See why, this Seniors Day, you should compare to save.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Whether travelling with friends or on a family road trip in the spring, summer, fall and yes, even winter, there's lots to see and do along the way.
  • 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?
  • Ontario to Reintroduce Distracted Driving Legislation, Proposing Most Aggressive Penalties In Canada
    Ontario to reintroduce distracted driving legislation bill that will see fines increased to up to $1,000 and three demerit points for drivers caught using hand-held devices at the wheel.
  • 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.
  • Travel Insurance: The International Students' & Studies' Guide
    Whether you're a Canadian student looking to study abroad, or an international student looking to study in Canada, here's your travel insurance guide.
  • 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?
  • A Money-Saving Reason For Going Topless All Year Long
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ontario Liberals Urge Ontarians to Compare Auto Insurance to Get The Best Rate
    The Ontario Liberals have revived their bill to reduce auto insurance rates by 15 per cent by August of next year, and are urging customers who have yet to see car insurance rate reductions to shop around.
  • Stress-Free Holidays? Preparing For Your Family Road Trip
    It's time for a ROAD TRIP! Pack up the car, gather the family and get ready for some fun. Road trip tips to help you prepare.
  • 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.
  • 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 survey. Happy or not, the survey also revealed three misconceptions Ontarians have, which could lead to overpaying for auto insurance.
  • 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.
  • Summertime And The Livin' Is Easy: Summer Safety Tips And Guide
    Summertime and the livin' is easy-at least it should be. Make sure your summer's no bummer and celebrate summer, safely. Check out our summer safety guide.
  • 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.
  • Not Your Average, Everyday Life Insurance Broker
    Getting life insurance; it's up there with going to the dentist-you know you need to do it, but few people ever look forward to it. Like a great dentist, a great life insurance broker can turn that vibe on its head.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. When you go on holiday and buy travel health insurance do you read the policy? If you don't sit down with your booklet and go through it, you may be surprised to learn (often too late) that what you thought to be true, isn't. With help from TIC Travel Insurance (TIC), we've compiled some of the most common myths and misconceptions travellers have about their travel medical coverage policy.


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