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February 11 Update: New Amex Offers offer for Altitude Sports and Air Italy enters liquidation - Toronto flights will still operate for 2 weeks Feb 11th

Another new Amex Offers offer was released today. This time you can earn a statement credit of $20 for spending $100 or more online with Altitude Sports. I personally received this offer on The Platinum Card from American Express. You can find this offer and many more on our Guide to American Ex.... More »

A Rare Fast Radio Burst has been Found that Actually Repeats Every 16 Days - Universe Today + MORE Feb 12th

A Rare Fast Radio Burst has been Found that Actually Repeats Every 16 Days  Universe TodayNewest FRB Could Be A Rosetta Stone  SETI InstituteUnknown source in space is emitting repeating radio signal - Insider  INSIDERMysterious radio signal from space is repeating ever.... More »
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February 21 Update: Receive a 4% statement credit on Rexall purchases with RBC Offers, Centurion Lounge in Charlotte opening on Monday & Air Transat 4 day seat sale to the U.S. + MORE Feb 21st

A new RBC Offers offer is out for those who shop at Rexall. This offer gives a 4% statement credit on all your Rexall purchases up to $1,000 during the promotional period which is January 30 to March 26. I received the offer for my WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. Hopefully you will be target.... More »

Frequently Asked Questions About RRSPs Feb 20th

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) is a useful financial tool to help Canadians save for their future. Many Canadians will open an account through their bank, a credit union, trust, insurance company, or may contribute to an RRSP through their employer and their chosen financial institutio.... More »
When it comes to earning loyalty rewards, I think it’s reasonable to say that you can have too much of a good thing. I mean, how many programs can you possibly keep track of? It seems as though these days, every major retailer in Canada gives their customers a way to earn rewards. For this reason, I recommend that you pick two or three that best align with your spending habits, and stick with them. For example, if you spend a lot of time driving, it would be wise to consider joining a program that rewards you when you fill up on gas. Fuel costs, after all, are a major expense for most families.
Introducing Esso Rewards
On their website, Esso claims to have Canada’s largest fuel network, comprising more than 2,000 Esso and Mobil stations nationwide. With so many places to fill up, it should be fairly easy to accumulate and redeem Esso rewards, regardless of where you live. In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know about Esso Extra Rewards, explain the connection between Esso Extra and PC Optimum, and show you how to maximize your earning potential by using gas rewards credit cards…

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5 Everyday Finance Questions We Ask Ourselves but Never Know the Answer To
Talking about money can be awkward and uncomfortable. And, comparing yourself to your sister, brother, friends, neighbours, and coworkers certainly doesn’t help. The state of your finances does not determine what kind of person you are, and the topic is no longer taboo. So, why aren’t we talking more about money? Once you ask those lingering questions, you may get some much-needed answers. These next five questions are a good place to start.

How much should you tip?
How much should you be saving?
How much should you have in an emergency fund?
When should you start investing?
How often should you check your credit score?

1. How much should you tip?
With access to chip cards, tap, and mobile wallets, it is easier to pay for purchases without cash. This is great for goods, but what about services? It is customary to leave a 15 to 20% tip at restaurants, taxis and rideshares, and a few dollars for valets, hotel staff, and food delivery. Many forget to tip tattoo artists, estheticians, hairstylists, movers, and masseuses, but it is standard practice in these industries too…

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