September 6 Update: The Platinum Card from Amex now offers Shangri-La elite status which provides Singapore Airlines status, Cobalt Multipliers updated and more! + MORE Sep 7th

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November 9 Update: Canadian North adding wireless IFE, Aeroplan Air Canada Getaway Bonus nixed for 2019, 10x Plum Points at Chapters Indigo + MORE Nov 10th

Canadian North will be adding wireless in-flight entertainment on select flights starting in January 2019 that are serviced with four of their 737s. If all goes to plan and the service is well received it will be expanded to all 16 of their aircraft. (Source Canadian North)This exciting new inf.... More »

Agreeableness and your finances: Being too nice can cost you + MORE Oct 24th

A new study shows people who score high for agreeableness are at higher risk for bankruptcy and other financial problems. Nice people also tend to have lower credit scores and less money..... More »
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October 1 Update: Primera Air ceases operations, great gift card offer from PC Optimum and more! + MORE Oct 1st

Primera Air, the low cost transatlantic carrier that offered flights out of Toronto to London and Paris has ceased operations. The airline enters bankruptcy protetction and stops all flights on October 2nd. The airline had just announced further Canadian flights for next year including Montreal.... More »

AARP study: Consumers putting themselves at risk of fraud Sep 10th

A new study by AARP finds only 4 in 10 American adults have set up online access to all their bank accounts, and only 57 percent have done so with their credit card accounts.... More »
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October 12 Update: Amex provides more details on Platinum Card travel credit, PC Optimum Spend Your Points Event, AIR MILES Take Off Shopping contest + MORE Oct 13th

Here is a follow up to the news about the annual travel credit for The Platinum Card from American Express. We ourselves had reached out to Amex for more details and here is the response. This should answer some of the questions we have received from our readers: Confirming a change has recently .... More »
September 6 Update: The Platinum Card from Amex now offers Shangri-La elite status which provides Singapore Airlines status, Cobalt Multipliers updated and more!Following suit of what we saw on the U.K. version of The Platinum Card from American Express earlier this year, our Canadian version of the card now provides Jade Elite Status in the Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle program. This new benefit continues to enhance the hotel elite offers the card provides including status with Marriott (SPG), Radisson, and Hilton. Albeit the SPG Gold status the card provides is worth less now not because of Amex but due to the changes in the new combined Marriott Rewards SPG program. Remember as well that the statuses you get automatically with the card can be parlayed into status in other programs. We covered it in this post: Get elite status with at least six hotel reward programs with The Platinum Card from American Express (which needs some serious updating now as there are even more programs matching status and we’ll do that shortly)You can find out more about the Shangri-La status here and get more info on The Platinum Card here. Of note, Shangri-La has a partnership with Singapore Airlines in the likes of Marriott’s with United and how SPG had with Delta, Emirates etc…

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Your credit card’s travel insurance may not cover injuries sustained while taking part in a protest or riot, driving under the influence, skydiving, or due to a pre-existing medical condition.

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Taking an extra minute or two to browse through your card’s online shopping portal can yield even more cash back.

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What’s Your Financial Personality? The MoneyWise Guide to Becoming Financially Saavy
There are certain things that you just don’t learn in school; like how to fold a fitted sheet, how to network, or how to make a budget. Yet, you’ll probably spend a good chunk of your life doing all of the above (especially folding the fitted sheet).
That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a guide, breaking down some of the most common financial subjects that may confuse those who have never made a budget, or want to start investing, or have no idea what their credit score means – nevertheless where to find it.
The MoneyWise Guide to Becoming Financially Saavy is the key to mastering the basics of personal finance, giving you the resources to navigate simple budgeting, investing and credit building.
And when it comes to personal finances, we all have different views on how to spend and save our own money. A person’s “money attitude” – one’s psychological regard for money – plays an important role in financial decision-making. According to research published in the International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, there are seven personality types that can be used to describe a person’s money beliefs and behaviours…

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