Life After College: How to Handle Your Money Post Graduation + MORE May 30th

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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Want to Switch to Low Interest Credit Cards? Use These Tips + MORE Jun 4th

Looking for low-interest credit cards? A credit card that has a high interest rate can quickly lead to higher debt if you’re not careful. But, with a few savvy tips, you can lower your interest rate or transfer to a card with lower interest. Here’s how to get the best interest rate for your.... More »
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Forgot to File Your Taxes Last Year? What You Need to Know Jun 6th

If filing your taxes before the deadline went over your head this year, procrastinating can only make things worse. Unlike sales tax, which is a pay-at-the-pump proposition, Canada’s income tax system is based on self-assessment. Make your money, plan your affairs as best you can and then, pay up.... More »
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June 20 Update: Qantas revamps their Frequent Flyer program, Azore Airlines now codeshares on WestJet flights & more + MORE Jun 21st

Australia's Qantas announced a revamp of their Frequent Flyer program today. As it is not a major player in our market (they do serve Vancouver) we won't go into huge detail on the changes but here is an overview of what is happening:More award seat availability - adding more than 1,000,000 seats.... More »
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June 7 Update: Earn Delta SkyMiles for Ticketmaster Canada purchases, changes to the companion fare from the MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercards & 14 new bonuses Jun 7th

Delta SkyMiles has teamed up with Ticketmaster and for a limited time you can earn 3 SkyMiles per $1 spent on eligible transactions. Surprisingly this offer isn't just for the U.S. as you can earn the miles on events in the U.S. OR Canada! That means here in Canada you'll earn the 3 SkyMiles pe.... More »
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Before It’s Too Late! Best Credit Card Welcome Offers of June 2019 + MORE Jun 3rd

We usually sign up for credit cards because of special features and benefits – from cash-back earning rates to travel perks to balance transfer offers. And one feature that may make or break your decision between one credit card or another is the welcome promotion – a special bonus that adds va.... More »
May 30 Update: 100 Bonus AIR MILES at Rexall, More Rewards Points Extravaganza & $100 off Aer Lingus flights to EuropeAnother AIR MILES bonus offer for those shopping at Rexall! 100 bonus miles for spending $50 or more this weekend. No coupon required.Aeroplan is sending out targeted emails to members for bonus miles to shop at Home Hardware. If you haven’t shopped at HH lately there is a good chance you’ll get the offer. More Rewards is having a More Points Extravaganza for shopping at Save On Foods! Lots of bonuses to be had including 5,000 bonus points when you spend $200 or more. Find out more here. Rewards Canada is now on Flipboard https://flipboard.com/@RewardsCanada Posts since our last update:British Airways Executive Club’s new Avios redemption rates for partner airlines Late in April we brought you the details of changes coming to the British Airways Executive Club program.  The…Etihad Airways Business Class sale from Toronto to India, Pakistan & UAE – fares start at C$2353 Etihad Airways has launched a new business class sale for travel out of Toronto and the fares are quite…Hotel Review: Candlewood Suites West Edmonton – Mall Area Another Bill W  review for you! Bill is a true road warrior, his work has him driving and flying…Travel DealsReceive $100* off any round trip scheduled transatlantic flight from Aer Lingus’ Toronto gateway to select European destinations! Book by Jun 11 for travel Aug 1 – Oct 31…

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Life After College: How to Handle Your Money Post GraduationWhen you finally graduate university or college, it can be a huge relief – you’re officially with school, homework, and tests! But graduation also brings a whole host of new responsibilities, including career searching and new levels of financial management. Whether you’re just graduating or just know someone who is, here are some pointers for tackling these new money challenges with success.
1. Take control of your debt immediately
National student loans and lines of credit can be staggering to look at once you’ve graduated. Fortunately, there is a grace period after graduation until a you need to start repaying your debt, but that doesn’t mean you should wait – if you have a little extra cash, start paying it off as soon as possible. The National Student Loans Service Centre or your financial institution will set up a repayment plan for you, but interest starts as soon as you are done school. This interest can add extra years to the amount of money it takes to pay off the loan, so you’re better off figuring out your best repayment plan early and sticking with it…

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Earn up to 50% bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at IHG hotels in June and JulyAnother Aeroplan hotel stay bonus for you to start taking advantage of as of Saturday. Here is the newest IHG stay bonus for Aeroplan members. This time it’s up to a 50% bonus for stays at any IHG hotels.Offer details:Earn up to 50% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you complete stays at IHG Hotels Worldwide. Full details and online booking Jun 1 – Jul 31, 19No registration is required but you must select Aeroplan as your earning preference to earn the bonus miles. You can earn a maximum of 3,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles during the promotion.Terms and conditions:Must be an IHG® Rewards Club member with Aeroplan miles as the chosen earning preference to participate in “50% more miles” campaign. Bonus Miles will be awarded on all Qualifying Stays after completing 1st Qualifying Stay, between 1st June 2019 and 31st July, 2019 (both dates inclusive). Base 2 miles / $1 USD or local currency equivalent paid on eligible charges at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and avid Hotels…

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