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EQ Bank Tax Free Savings Account Review

EQ Bank Tax Free Savings Account Review

EQ Bank has been around for quite a few years now, and clients love how they’ve simplified banking. You get a high interest rate with no everyday banking fees. What’s not to like right? Well, there was one complaint. EQ Bank didn’t offer a Tax Free Savings Account. Saving is great, but it would be…

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EQ Bank Retirement Savings Plan Review

EQ Bank Retirement Savings Plan Review

I’ve been a massive fan of EQ Bank ever since they came to the market with great interest rates, but admittedly, it was a bit disappointing that they didn’t have a Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) available. Well, that’s no longer an issue as the EQ Bank Retirement Savings Plan has just been introduced. As you…

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How to Ask for a Raise

How to Ask for a Raise | 6 Tips to get you paid

I worked in television for nearly two decades and I only asked for a raise once. My boss quickly denied me without having much of a conversation about it. To be fair, I was already at the top of my pay scale and I worked in a union position. That said, I knew for a…

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EQ Bank Review

EQ Bank Review 2020 | Get 1.50% interest*

If you’re looking for a Canadian bank that offers a good interest rate, then you need to check out EQ Bank who’s one of the most popular digital banks in Canada Right now, their interest rate is a respectable 1.50% interest* rate on their EQ Bank Savings Plus Account and easily makes it one of…

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Should You Lend Money to Friends or Family

Should You Lend Money to Friends or Family?

One of the most common questions I get is should you lend money to family or friends? Generally speaking, I’d advise against it, but I understand it’s a complicated situation. You want to help if you can, but at the same time, money can ruin relationships. I personally have been burned twice lending money to…

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How to Apply for the CERS benefit

Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) | How to Apply for CERS

The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) was recently announced and will replace the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. The CERS will be similar to the CECRA in the sense that it’ll provide rent relief for small business owners, but the updated version is much better since it allows you to bypass landlords for…

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Tangerine Bank Review

Formerly known as ING Direct, Tangerine Bank has been in Canada for more than two decades. They were one of the first digital banks in the country and is one of the most recognized brands out there. The advantage of being one of the first players out there is that they know what their customers…

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Moka (Mylo) Review

In the market for a budgeting app that will help you save money? Moka (formerly known as Mylo) may be just what you’re looking for. This app helps you save money on a regular basis without having to change your spending habits. Here’s the thing, Moka is actually an investing app that’s disguised as a…

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Canada Recovery Benefit How to apply for CRB

Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) | How to apply for CRB

As of September 27th, 2020, the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) replaces CERB. CRB pays out $1,000 every 2 weeks and is available to employed and self-employed individuals who have been laid off or seen their income reduced due to COVID-19. CRB is taxed at a rate of 10% at the source, so you get $900…

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What is a Credit Union?

Have you ever drive around your neighbourhood or city and noticed things called credit unions? If you answered yes, the odds are you’ve likely asked yourself what is a credit union? Credit unions are similar to banks and other financial institutions, but what makes them different is that they use a cooperative model where their…

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