May 14 Update: Receive 50% more value on hotel vouchers for future travel to Australia/New Zealand, don’t use PayPal for Aeroplan’s eStore co-brand card promotion & more! + MORE May 15th

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`Wolfe disk`: Astronomers discover ancient galaxy similar to the Milky Way - WION + MORE May 25th

`Wolfe disk`: Astronomers discover ancient galaxy similar to the Milky Way  WIONAncient disk galaxy looks 4.5 billion years ahead of its time  New AtlasAstronomers make incredibly discovery of massive disk galaxy similar to our own announce disc.... More »
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How to Spot Credit Card Fraud and What You Can Do to Prevent It + MORE May 29th

Credit card fraud comes in various forms and can cause a lot of damage to both your balance and your credit score. Often thieves only get away with a few hundred dollars, but sometimes they can manage to steal thousands. And when they do, it can take hours of hard work and communication to unravel .... More »
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Bank of Montreal profit sinks as more than $1.1-billion earmarked to cover potential loan losses - The Globe and Mail + MORE May 27th

Bank of Montreal profit sinks as more than $1.1-billion earmarked to cover potential loan losses  The Globe and MailRBC Q2 profit cut in half as credit loss provisions reach $2.83B  BNNBloomberg.caNational Bank of Canada profit falls 32% on loan loss provisions  Financi.... More »

June 3 Update: TurboTax offer for RBC cardholders, Amex offer for Pink Martini Queen Street and Canadian Alaska Airlines Mastercards will not see elite benefits like the U.S. + MORE Jun 4th

There is a new RBC Offers special out for TurboTax where you can get 20% off Standard, Premier, Self-Employed, Assist & Review, or Assist & Review Self Employed products. See our Guide to RBC Royal Bank 'RBC Offers' for more details. The offer runs until June 30 and I received it on the W.... More »

NASA news: High-energy particles in Antarctica could prove parallel universes - + MORE May 20th

NASA news: High-energy particles in Antarctica could prove parallel universes scientists detect evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward  New York Post NASA scientists ‘may have found evidence of parallel universe where time runs backwards’&nb.... More »
May 14 Update: Receive 50% more value on hotel vouchers for future travel to Australia/New Zealand, don't use PayPal for Aeroplan's eStore co-brand card promotion & more!Think you might travel to Australia or New Zealand by 2022? There is a pretty amazing offer from Swiss Belhotel. For a limited time you can get 50% more value by buying vouchers for future stays at their New Zealand and Australia Hotels. That’s right – 50% more. Buy a $1,000 voucher and you’ll get $1,500 in value to use towards the room and most incidental costs. The vouchers are valid until September 1, 2022 and come in $100, $200, $500 and $1000 denominations before the bonus.  Find out more here To ensure the most savings use a No Foreign Transaction fee credit card for the purchase!Redeemable at Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Auckland, Zest OK Auckland, Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown, Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak, The York Sydney, Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane. Voucher can be used for any payment (rooms, food, drinks, incidentals)One of our readers, Phil M, asked if the current promotion to earn 5x Aeroplan Miles on Aeroplan eStore purchases with an Aeroplan co-branded card requires the purchase to be made directly with the card or if a card connected to PayPal will work…

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Busting 7 Myths About Your Credit Score
Your credit score can affect your ability to get a credit card, personal loan, or low-interest mortgage. Everyone knows you should pay your bills on time to keep your credit score healthy. However, some aspects of credit scores can be confusing. Here, we’re busting seven common myths about your credit score.
1. Having a Good Job Boosts Your Credit Score
Common factors determining your credit score include credit usage, balances due, and length of credit history. Your occupation and income, however, don’t affect your credit score. While having steady income always looks good when meeting with a lender, it won’t change your credit score, which focuses on credit behaviour, not earning potential.
2. Spouses Have the Same Credit Score
Your credit score is in your name only—you don’t share a credit score with your spouse, children, or other family members. If a debt is in your name and you fail to pay on time, your credit score will be the one affected.
3. Each Person Has Only One Credit Score
TransUnion and Equifax are two trusted credit bureaus in Canada…

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65% bonus for buying Aeroplan miles extended to May 15Aeroplan’s first ever buy miles bonus offer has been extended to May 15. The tiered bonus offer that saw an amazing 115% and 90% bonus come and go within minutes last week is still a good proposition at the current lowest tier of 65%. The offer was slated to end yesterday but you are in luck if you missed out as you now have until tomorrow to get in on buying some miles. With a 65% bonus you are buying miles at 1.8 cents apiece plus tax. Not ideal for many economy class redemptions but it can provide significant savings when redeeming for business class or first class flights where you get well over 2 cents per mile in value.Learn more about and buy Aeroplan miles hereTD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

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Shopping online from the U.S.? Check out these bonus offers from Alaska Airlines, American & UnitedOnline shopping portals are more popular than ever thanks to the huge shift in shopping habits due to the current global situation. With more people shopping online than ever it is a little surprising that we even see any bonus offers for going through these online shopping portals but we are! The three latest offers come from U.S. airlines but are very much accessible to Canadians for those retailers that do ship up to Canada or for even more retailers if you ship to a U.S. address and then forward to Canada. Remember though all these retailers charge in US$ so you may want to utilize a No Foreign Transaction fee card like the HSBC World Elite Mastercard or Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card to save on that 2.5% conversion fee that most other cards charge.The offers are almost the same from all three – you can earn bonuses of 500 to 2,020 miles in each program and the only real differences are a higher spend requirement with Alaska while American’s offer ends one day sooner than the other two…

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