Canada’s best Mastercard credit cards 2019 + MORE Jul 17th

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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Canada’s Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards 2019 + MORE Aug 13th

Are you longing to be debt-free but struggling with high-interest cards? Then a balance transfer credit card, which allows you to move the balance off of some or all of your credit cards over to this new card at a super low-interest rate if you sign up (sometimes even as low as 0%) can be a good str.... More »
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August 7 Update: Save 25% on companion fees at 7 Canadian Plaza Premium lounges, 4x Aeroplan Miles at Costco.ca & 9 new bonuses + MORE Aug 8th

Plaza Premium has a special offer running until the end of August where you can save 25% on lounge entry fees for any of travelling companions at 42 of their lounges worldwide. Seven of their Canadian lounges are included. Find out more here.Toronto Pearson International Airport: Plaza Premium Lo.... More »
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Paymi Review: The Value of Cash Rewards + MORE Aug 16th

Are you a Canadian who loves earning loyalty rewards when you shop? If so, you’re in luck. Canadian shoppers now have a couple of apps that automatically collect rewards when you shop at your favourite retailers. In this article, I’ll cover off everything you need to know about Paymi, which is o.... More »
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July 23 Update: WestJet releases winter schedule, includes new Calgary-Punta Cana flight + 6 new bonuses for you + MORE Jul 23rd

WestJet has released their winter flying schedule which sees heavy increases on flights out of Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver to cities Canada, the U.S. and sun destinations! New routes include Calgary to Punta Canada and Vancouver to San Jose Del Cabo. Also flights to Paris from Calgary will s.... More »
Canada’s best Mastercard credit cards 2019As one of the top credit card processors in the world, Mastercard is both extremely popular and also nearly universally accepted. For those already banking at BMO Bank of Montreal, a major Canadian bank that associates with Mastercard, these cards may offer all the perks you’re after along with opportunities to “double dip” on rewards or loyalty programs. Whether you’re looking to earn points or cash, travel more, or keep your interest rates down, there’s a Mastercard product for you on this list. (Click here to browse more of the best credit cards in Canada.)
 
The best Mastercard credit cards in Canada

Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card — Best cash-back Mastercard
BMO World Elite — Best Mastercard credit card for travel
MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus — Best flexible rewards Mastercard credit card
BMO Air Miles World Elite — Best Mastercard for Air Miles collectors
BMO Rewards Mastercard — Best no-fee Mastercard credit card
HSBC World Elite Mastercard — Best Mastercard with no foreign transaction fees
RBC Cash-Back Mastercard — Best Mastercard for Costco shoppers
MBNA True Line Gold Mastercard — Best low-interest Mastercard

Best for cash-back
Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card*
With its regular rate of 2% back on all purchases in your choice of up to three spending categories, including grocery, home improvement, gas and travel accommodations (0…

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Transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors and receive 50% bonus pointsAmerican Express revealed a new transfer bonus this week – and if I recall correctly this is the first time we have seen it for this transfer partner! That partner is Hilton Honors and until August 31 when you transfer your Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors you’ll receive a 50% bonus. The regular conversion rate is 1:1 which means with the bonus you’ll receive 1.5 Honors points per Membership Rewards points. It is well known that the conversion to Hilton at 1:1 isn’t the greatest value when you compare it to the other hotel conversion option with Marriott Bonvoy but for some of you this bonus may be just what you need to top off your Hilton account for a free night redemption or maybe Hilton Honors is your main hotel program and you don’t even touch Marriott Bonvoy or other programs and you can use the extra points easily. Either way it is nice to see this new transfer bonus from American Express! For me I received details on this bonus for my American Express Gold Rewards card but the offer should work for any card that earns Membership Rewards pointsOffer details:50% Bonus Honors Points when you convert American Express Membership Rewards points to Hilton Honors…

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Does Ontario’s New Financial Literacy Curriculum Go Far Enough?
The Ontario government has announced that starting in September 2019 it will be mandatory for grade 10 student to learn about financial literacy. This is a step forward to helping young people learn more about money management, but it may be too little too late. Here is what we know about the curriculum and how it will presented to student in the fall.
Embedded in careers curriculum
Financial literacy will be taught to students as part of the career studies curriculum. These financial literacy lesson will include learning about financial management, such as how to plan to fund the first year after high school. It will also teach young people about how to budget, how to compare different forms of debt and how to pay bills on time. There were also instruction on how to use credit responsibly and options to pay for postsecondary education.
Beyond money
The careers curriculum will have a focus on careers in high-growth industries such as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM…

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American Express Shop Small Promotion is back again - Earn a $5 credit for spending $5 at participating merchantsAmex’s awesome Shop Small offer is now in its third iteration! Last seen in spring, the same four Canadian cities are in the mix again and the offer provides a $5 statement credit when you spend $5 or more at participating Shop Small retailers. You can earn the statement credit for purchases from  up to 5 different retailers for a total of $25. Ideally, those looking to maximize the offer will only spend $5 at each location to come out ahead by essentially getting whatever they buy for free thanks to the statement credits. This time, for this third incarnation, I received the offer for my Gold Rewards Card but in the past I did receive it for my Platinum Card from American Express and Cobalt Card. If you didn’t receive the email to register you can do so via the four links below (one for each city) with any American Express card.Toronto: www.americanexpress.ca/shopsmalltorontoVancouver: www.americanexpress.ca/shopsmallvancouverCalgary: www.americanexpress.ca/shopsmallcalgaryMontreal: www…

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