Go Ahead, Spend Your Tax Refund

Go Ahead, Spend Your Tax Refund

This article was written by Sandi Martin from Spring Personal Finance and was originally published here on March 29th 2016. Ah, spring. The time of year when flowers bloom, birds sing, and the entire internet starts yelling at you for getting a tax refund or –...
Can I Get A Mortgage With No Downpayment?

Can I Get A Mortgage With No Downpayment?

The simple answer to this question is no. In order to secure mortgage financing in Canada you have to come up with at least a 5% downpayment. Now, if you haven’t set aside the 5% for a downpayment in your savings account, that is okay. There are still a few ways...
How Interest Rates are Like Gas Prices

How Interest Rates are Like Gas Prices

Have you ever noticed that just like gas prices, interest rates seem to go up and down for no reason at all? How come it feels like right before you are ready to buy a property, rumours of interest rate changes will start to flood the media? Or why do gas prices...
Quarter 2 Economic Highlights April 2016

Quarter 2 Economic Highlights April 2016

Here is a report that is published by Verico, authored by Verico Economic Consultant Michael Campbell… lots of great information included. Please let me know if you have any questions! Contact me anytime!  Click image for...
Bank of Canada Rate Announcement April 13th, 2016

Bank of Canada Rate Announcement April 13th, 2016

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent. Growth in the global economy is expected to strengthen gradually from about...