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The Best no Foreign Transaction fee Credit Cards in Canada

The Best no Foreign Transaction fee Credit Cards in Canada

One little known fee when it comes to credit cards is the foreign transaction fee. Basically, 95% of Canadian credit cards charge a fee of 2.5% whenever you make a purchase in any currency besides Canadian dollars. This fee isn’t a secret since it’s clearly outlined in the cardholder agreement, but people don’t typically notice…

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Travel Redemption Tricks | Optimize your miles and points

I write a lot about optimizing your travel and how to improve personal finances. These two subjects share a common hack which can be a very powerful one:  taking advantage of loyalty programs. Many people know the basics of loyalty programs, but when you understand how they work and use one of the best travel…

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Best Hotels Near Disney World with a Shuttle - Ritz Carlton

Best Hotels Near Disney World with a Shuttle

When planning a vacation to Walt Disney World there is a lot to take into consideration including where to stay, how to get around, and of course, the cost of a trip. One of the best ways to tackle the cost issue is to stay in a central hotel near Disney World that offers a…

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Stack Mastercard Review

STACK Mastercard Review | Get $5 for Free!

The STACK Mastercard is relatively new to Canadians, but let me assure you, it’s one of the best cards to enter the market in the last few years. First off, the STACK Mastercard is not a credit card, it’s actually a prepaid Mastercard. You load your funds via e-Transfer, or Visa Debit and then you…

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How Having a Budget Allows us to Travel Anywhere

When I had a full-time job, I often talked about my travel plans with co-workers who also loved to travel. I had a reputation for travelling to more exotic places such as Egypt, Japan, Brazil, and Instanbul. I wouldn’t go as far as calling these destinations exotic, my wife and I just weren’t interested in…

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8 Hotel Booking Tips to Ensure You Get the Best Value When Booking Hotels Online

Do you struggle when deciding which property to pick when booking hotels online? It can be tricky, considering how many hotel or accommodation options most cities have. There are so many factors to consider that it can often be overwhelming, especially if you are travelling somewhere you are unfamiliar with. Well, in this blog post…

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Black Friday Canada deals

Black Friday Travel Deals In Canada

Black Friday marks the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season.

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Survive an Airport Layover

How to Survive a Long Layover

For many travellers, a long layover is one of the worst things possible. The last thing you want is to be wasting time at an airport when travelling, but at the same time, having a long layover might just be a requirement for your itinerary. Obviously, if you have enough time, you can go out…

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How to Keep Your Money Safe When Travelling

One of my favourite things about travelling is exchanging my Canadian dollars for the currency of whichever country I’ll be visiting. There’s something about getting different coloured bills which sometimes come in ludicrous denominations that gets me excited about travel. I’ve already covered the best ways to exchange your money, but some people wonder how…

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best currency exchange

The 5 Best Currency Exchange Options For Travellers

You’ve booked your flights, your itinerary is set and now all you need is some local money. Getting foreign currency is easy but choosing the right method could save you a ton of cash. What do I mean? Well, whenever you exchange money, there are fees involved. How much you pay in fees depends on…

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