6 money lessons I wish I knew in my 20s + MORE Apr 29th

The “Big Five” Canadian banks offer credit cards and include Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust), Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Did you know that there are many other options?
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45,000 point offer on the Scotia Gold American Express ending early, Oman Air will join the oneworld Alliance & Novotel Hotels celebrates the LIGHTYEAR Movie Jun 20th

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. We have been advised that the current welcome bonus offer on the Scotiabank Gold American Express card will now end on June 29 instead of July 4. The offer provi.... More »
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Top Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for September - These cards provide the most cash back out of their welcome bonuses Sep 12th

Here are Rewards Canada's Top 5 Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of September 2022. This is not a 'best' credit card list like our Top Cash Back Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (welcome/sign up) offers. As always when choosing a c.... More »

RWRDS Daily Update – November 2 + MORE Nov 2nd

Here’s your Rewards Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. Air Canada Emirates Partnership Air Canada and Emirates codeshare officially kicked off yesterday. The airlines are now codesharing on 35 markets with 11 more to co.... More »

Changes coming to the flight discount benefit on the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard + MORE May 12th

Just when I had hoped BMO was done with making changes to their credit cards they go and make another one! This time it is small but significant change that is happening to the BMO AIR MILES®† World Elite®* MasterCard®*. That change affects the AIR MILES discount flight benefit, the one that of.... More »
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RWRDS Daily Update – November 22 + MORE Nov 23rd

Here’s your Rewards Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. Two new Amex Offers New Amex Offers came out yesterday that offer statement credits for Fresh and Microsoft: Spend at least $100 in qualifying purchases using your .... More »
Aeroplan Availability Alert: Business Class on Austrian Airlines out of Montreal for up to 4 or more people for Winter 2022/2023 travel Spencer at Straight to the Points sent out another alert about business class tickets for up to 4 people being available on Austrian Airlines and since the airline is a Star Alliance member you can use your Aeroplan points to redeem for these flights. Availability is showing from November 2022 through to March 2023 for flights to Vienna and beyond. Perfect timing to visit all the Christmas markets! Aeroplan charges 70,000 points each way for partner award flights in business class plus the $39 partner award booking fee.We did a quick check of availability for 4 adults between Montreal and Vienna on November 16:And then returning on November 23:Grand total is 280,000 points + taxes/fees each way (70,000 point per person). More often than not it is a rarity having this many open business class seats per flight (we even tried for 6 people on the same outbound flight and it worked) so if you are looking to get your family or a group of friends to Europe in Winter this could be an excellent option…

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We review the MBNA Rewards World Elite Mastercard, Air Canada Premium Cabin sale & last chance to convert Esso Extra Points to PC Optimum!Here’s your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.  Today’s update is brought to you by the HSBC High Rate Savings Account with which you can enjoy a total annual interest rate of up to 2.65% on new deposits± Click here to learn more about this offer  The next card to have an updated review completed on Rewards Canada is the MBNA Rewards World Elite® Mastercard®. The card was first reviewed on Rewards Canada way back in 2016 and since then the card has undergone numerous changes. Most recently in 2021 it became the third true 5x points travel card in Canada. With that change and several others this review has basically been redone from top to bottom so be sure to check out it to see if this card is the right fit for your wallet and rewards goals! Read the review here!  Air Canada has launched a Premium Cabin Sale for travel over the summer in Canada or between Canad and the U…

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Introducing Making It, a new column in which writer Sandy Yong aims to help young adults get their financial footing.

Being in your early 20s is full of exciting milestones, but it can also be a nerve-wracking time. With so much to learn—from choosing a career path to renting your first apartment—it’s not always easy to know if you’re making the correct choices, especially when it comes to your finances. You have to learn how to spend, save and invest your money, and to figure out which credit card to get or how to finance your education. And, if you’ve ever made mistakes with your money, it’s easy to feel like that one wrong move has thrown you off course for good.

Looking back, I made plenty of money mistakes along the way, too. The good news? I learned from them, which made me more confident in the way I handle my personal finances now. Here are six important money lessons I wish I knew when I was younger.

1. Your career choice is a financial choice

Reflecting back, it would have been wise to heavily research which types of jobs offered which salary ranges before beginning post-secondary education…

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Are you one of the thousands of Canadians who receive free credit monitoring? If not, it’s time to get started. Understanding how your credit rating works is one of the keys to good financial health. But how does free credit score monitoring work, and who should you sign up with? Here at MapleMoney, we’ve tackled the Borrowell vs. Credit Karma debate in our in-depth reviews of each company, but now we’re throwing a third player into the mix: Mogo.
How Free Credit Score Apps Work
The emergence of companies like Borrowell, Credit Karma, and Mogo has made it very easy for Canadians to stay on top of their credit score and report. Their flagship service is the free credit score and monitoring, which only takes minutes to sign up for. In the case of Borrowell and Credit Karma, you’ll receive regular credit reports, letting you stay on top of your credit score and easily identify any errors or fraudulent activity.
What’s Considered a Good Credit Score?
While your credit report contains valuable information for lenders, the credit beacon score is one of the more important metrics used…

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