Canadian Credit Cards Without Foreign Transaction Fees

One of the most annoying things about credit cards is the fact that most of them charge an additional fee of 2.5% when we make a purchase in a foreign currency. You'd be forgiven if you didn't know about this since it's not widely advertised, but the fee is rolled right into the exchange making it [...]

By | 2017-04-08T20:39:32+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|

American Express Platinum Canada Review

For the longest time I’ve been avoiding an American Express Platinum Canada review because, well, because I never had the card. The card comes with a yearly fee of $699 which cannot be waived, so I never really looked into the details. What a mistake, even with the insane fee, there’s a lot of value [...]

By | 2017-02-27T01:09:43+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Credit cards, My Money, Personal Finance, Travel|

American Express Gold Rewards Card Review: Earn 25,000 Aeroplan Miles Fast!

If you’re looking to earn 25,000 Aeroplan Miles fast, then signing up for the American Express Gold Rewards card is a must. After spending $1,500 in the first three months of having the card, you’re instantly given 25,000 American Express Member Rewards (Although it can take up to 10 weeks for these points to post [...]

By | 2017-02-24T18:27:13+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel|

Disputing a credit card charge: Losing when you’re not at fault

I recently headed down to Orlando where I got to relive my childhood with my brother. We saw six theme parks in three days and had an absolute blast. That is until I saw my credit card bill. No, I didn’t overspend. I had budgeted properly for my ground expenses so there were no surprises [...]

By | 2017-02-20T12:38:23+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Credit cards, My Money, Personal Finance|

Redeem and Track Your RBC Rewards Points With the new app

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RBC. All opinions are my own. I love credit card rewards programs. Nothing excites me more than collecting points since I can use them later to redeem merchandise or travel. As weird as it sounds, sometimes when I’m making purchases; I’m more focused on [...]

By | 2016-12-12T10:32:44+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Credit cards, My Money, Personal Finance|

The cost of travel: The best way to exchange money

What is the best way to exchange money? That’s easily the question I get asked the most these days. Maybe it’s because finding deals on flights and hotels are a little easier these days but it’s more likely that people are just more aware of how exchange rates affect us. A couple of years ago, [...]

By | 2017-04-04T10:00:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Budget Travel, Credit cards, Travel|