5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

Thinking about buying your first home? The race to home ownership is more like a marathon than a sprint: diligent planning, pacing and strategy are the keys to success. Are you ready to approach the starting line? Here are five ways to shape up and boost your...
The Age Old Question: Fixed or Variable?

The Age Old Question: Fixed or Variable?

The Bank of Canada has hinted at increasing mortgage rates in the near future. With this, many banks have already increased their fixed rates. I have had many discussions with people wondering what to do when it comes to getting a new mortgage or what they should do...
I Missed a Credit Card Payment… Now What?

I Missed a Credit Card Payment… Now What?

If you’ve missed a payment on your credit card (or line of credit) and you’re wondering how this will impact your creditworthiness down the road, this article is for you. But before we get started, if you have an overdue balance on any of your credit cards...
Just How Big is the Canadian Mortgage Market Really?

Just How Big is the Canadian Mortgage Market Really?

With all the government changes happening in the mortgage market right now, the good people over at Mortgage Professionals Canada via their online publication Canadian Mortgage Trends just published an interesting couple of articles on their blog. Most recently...
RRSP Basics: Questions Answered

RRSP Basics: Questions Answered

Guest post by Randy Cass, Welcome to RRSP season, otherwise known as the one time of year you’ll willingly read an article with RRSP in the title. It’s not a traditionally exciting topic, we get it, but it’s an important one. A little planning now will pay off big...
How much does the average Canadian spend on Christmas gifts?

How much does the average Canadian spend on Christmas gifts?

Your heart pounds and your hands are sweaty. It’s not a race, but it feels like one. Will you get your gifts checked off your list in time? Will you have enough cash to cover all your purchases? Will you be paying off your credit card for the next three months? The...