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Sep/09

Whether you’re planning to move in the not-so-distant future—or you’ve simply drowning in “stuff” and need to get rid of it—there’s no task more daunting, or rewarding, than a good household purge.   If you’ve been thinking about alleviating some household clutter but aren’t quite ready for Marie Kondo, you may want to mosey on […]

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Jun/11

Unless you’re an economist, you’re likely not overly familiar with the Bank of Canada Act. But this Act nevertheless plays an important role in the lives of many Canadians (particularly those with variable interest rates). Not only does it dictate the Bank of Canada’s mandate—but it’s also the driving force behind Canadian monetary policy.   […]

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May/22

If you own your own business—or if you’re buying a home with someone who does—you understand how difficult it can be to qualify for a mortgage in today’s environment. Fortunately, as many self-employed individuals across Canada are discovered, there are options at your disposal—although you may have to pay more for them. According to this […]

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May/15

We’re in an interesting mortgage phase right now. According to this article in the Globe, savvy homeowners are opting for five-year-fixed mortgages rather than variable. Why the aversion to variable rates? Well, unlike last year at this time, five-year-fixed mortgages are either on par with—or close enough to—variable rates that many believe taking on the […]

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May/08

If you’re in the market for a mortgage, you’ve likely heard that you will have to undergo a “mortgage stress test”—but do you know what that really is? Or what it will take to “pass” it? If not, you’re not alone—a recent study by TD reveals 43 percent of Canadians aren’t confident in their knowledge […]

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Mar/18

Have you ever found a super low rate on the Internet only to discover—upon speaking with your bank—that you weren’t eligible for it? If so, you’re not alone. There are countless reasons why the great mortgage rates you find online aren’t all that they appear to be—and this article in the Globe outlines five of […]

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Mar/15

Remember when, on September 7, 2017, the world found out about a massive Equifax breach? Almost 140 million consumers learned, that day, that their Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, information from credit disputes and other personal details had been stolen. And yet, 1.5 years later, no one knows what the perpetrators plan to do […]

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Mar/08

“Financial independence, retire early”—or FIRE—is a savings strategy that first made waves in the 1990s. People who use FIRE to fast-track their retirement attempt to live extremely frugally in the hopes of socking away 50% of their annual earnings, or more.   When you hear about people who paid off their mortgage in two years—or […]

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Jan/31

Given the frigid cold temperatures most of us experienced last week, it’s understandable that your furnace was working overtime—but was it working harder than it had to? If some areas of your home were colder than others—or if it felt like cold draft were leaking through—it may be time to check the energy efficiency of […]

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Jan/11

When it comes to running a household, everyone has one task they really dislike. Maybe it’s emptying the dishwasher 20 times a day. Or doing laundry (and folding it and putting it away). Or cleaning. Or maybe it’s just really tough to find time to go grocery shopping multiple times a week.   Well, fortunately, […]

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