Understanding the RRSP Basics

You've likely noticed by now a ton of ads for RRSPs. This is pretty typical from the banks since the end of February is the deadline for contributions for the previous tax year. This is a great reminder for everyone, but RRSP contributions can be made any time during the year so there's no need [...]

By |2019-02-03T07:25:37+00:00February 4th, 2019|featured, Investing, Personal Finance|

Improve Your Credit Score with Borrowell’s Credit Coach

Borrowell’s goal has always been to help Canadians make great decisions about credit. They introduced free credit scores in 2016 and followed that up in 2018 by giving their members access to their full Equifax credit reports (also for free). Both of these features are vital to Canadians who are looking to improve their credit [...]

By |2019-01-29T07:38:33+00:00January 29th, 2019|My Money, Personal Finance|

IS PC Optimum the Best Retail Loyalty Program?

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PC Optimum. All opinions are my own. Without a doubt, my favourite loyalty program is PC Optimum. Now, you may be wondering if that’s actually true since this post is clearly sponsored by PC Optimum, but I’ve been using PC Plus (now PC Optimum) [...]

By |2019-02-12T12:51:05+00:00January 24th, 2019|Credit cards, My Money, Personal Finance|

How $18 a Month Could Protect Your Family’s Finances

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RBC Insurance. All opinions are my own. Over the last few years, my wife and I went through two significant life events that drastically affected our finances. We bought our first home in June of 2016, and our daughter was born in the summer [...]

By |2019-02-06T12:16:33+00:00January 21st, 2019|Family finances, Personal Finance|

The Best Credit Card Deals in Canada

**This post contains affiliate links Determining what the best credit card deals in Canada are purely subjective. Unlike the best travel credit cards in Canada where you can actually measure things based on the signup bonus and earn rates, the best deals can be open to interpretation. With this in mind, my selections are based [...]

By |2019-02-10T09:33:09+00:00January 17th, 2019|Credit cards, Personal Finance|

BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard Review

Despite the fact that the AIR MILES rewards program can be difficult to understand at times, it’s still one of the most popular loyalty programs. This shouldn’t be a huge surprise considering how old the program is, but are Canadians maximizing how they earn and redeem their Air Miles? In short, no. To really maximize [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:07:58+00:00January 16th, 2019|Credit cards, Personal Finance|

American Express Platinum Travel Insurance

The American Express Platinum credit card is one of the best travel credit cards in Canada due to its generous signup bonus, hotel status upgrades, unlimited airport lounge access and the flexibility that comes with American Express Membership Rewards. Another incredible feature is the travel insurance that comes with the card since the terms and [...]

By |2019-01-16T10:03:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Credit cards, Personal Finance, Travel, Travel news|

How to Save More Money by Managing Your Cash Flow With A.I.

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RBC. All opinions are my own. I honestly believe that one of the best ways to save money is to pay yourself first. That’s where you set up automatic withdrawals from your bank account to a savings account. But, that’s not always possible for some people [...]

By |2019-02-03T07:26:10+00:00January 16th, 2019|My Money, Personal Finance|