Sean Cooper, Author, “Burn Your Mortgage” and a millennial who paid off his $250,000 mortgage in about three years joins CTV’s Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett Reid for a look at how he did it.
Continue reading Meet the 31-year old who paid off his mortgage in three years
According to new research from the Harvard Business Review (HBR), prioritizing accounts with smaller balances, rather than those with higher interest rates, also known as the snowball plan, is the best strategy for paying off credit card debt.
Continue reading The Best Strategy for Paying Off Credit Card Debt
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Wherever your sentiments fall, it turns out that the majority (68 per cent) of Canadians are romantics at heart, with as many men as women agreeing that Valentine’s Day is more than just a “silly Continue reading Canadian Shoppers Are Generous…and Romantics At Heart
According to the 2017 Cost of Love study from RateSupermarket.ca, the cost of a budding relationship through to full bloom is $66,444.09, up seven per cent from last year.
Continue reading Love Hurts (Financially) to the Tune of $66,444.09
April (aka Coolirpa) is all about DIY Fashion and upcycling old clothes into something new! Check out her story!
Continue reading “Draw My Life” ~ Words of Wisdom from Thrifted Transformations’ Coolirpa
Auto insurance rates to drop, on average 0.14 per cent, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) reports.
Continue reading Ontario car insurance rates will decrease as low as 3.13%
Getting married can cost a fortune. One of the biggest ticket items in the wedding dress. NPR’s Planet Money Caitlin Kenney wanted to know why wedding dresses are so expensive. Check it out on Slate.
Continue reading Why do wedding dresses cost so much?
The 7th edition of Canada’s Food Price Report is published for the first time by Dalhousie University. 2016 marked Canada’s lowest monthly average exchange rate in almost a decade. Food price decreases at retail were both surprising and unexpected. Due to a lower Canadian dollar, vegetable prices soared early in the year which prompted Canadians to become more conscious about food prices in general.1 In many ways 2016 was a difficult year to predict as weather patterns, the devalued Canadian dollar, a surplus of agricultural and food stocks, and volatile oil prices drove up food prices.
Continue reading Families could pay up to $420 more for food in 2017
Canadians seem to have officially adopted our American neighbours’ biggest holiday shopping bonanza, with 46 per cent saying they shopped on Black Friday this year and 37 per cent on Cyber Monday. And the majority of Canadians who shopped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday did so online – 67 percent and 89 percent respectively. In fact, (bosses, look away) not only did many shoppers stay up late the night before to catch deals, many employees did their online shopping while at work. 45 per cent say they shopped while at work on Black Friday and 41 per cent on Cyber Monday.
Continue reading Nearly Half of Canadians Shopped for Deals on Black Friday
Almost half of Canadian homeowners don’t have enough money set aside to deal with a financial emergency, while four in 10 have some difficulty managing common expenses associated with home ownership, a new survey by Manulife Bank of Canada shows.
Continue reading Nearly half of Canadian homeowners aren’t prepared for emergency expenses
Today’s infographic from Connect4Climate shows the breakdown in the energy use of a typical home.
It highlights the average cost per year of different appliances, while also showing what uses the most energy over the course of the year.
Continue reading What Uses the Most Energy in Your Home?