Gen X, Y and Z parents: Don’t make this boomer money mistake with your kids

Gen X, Y and Z parents: Don’t make this boomer money mistake with your kids

The best financial support that parents can offer their children is a fully paid university or college education, not a house down payment. Read MORE…

Mortgage renewals in 2018: Prepare for nasty rate surprises

Mortgage renewals in 2018: Prepare for nasty rate surprises

Years of falling interest rates in the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis taught a generation of home buyers that renewing a mortgage is a chance to reduce your payments. Now, we’re heading into the first wave of post-crisis renewals…

How to avoid credit-card fees that are like a tax on travelling

How to avoid credit-card fees that are like a tax on travelling

The savvy traveller’s options for avoiding a hidden markup on credit-card purchases made outside Canada are about to shrink drastically. Most credit cards issued in Canada charge a 2.5-per-cent foreign-currency conversion fee when in foreign countries. The tiny group of…

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