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 »
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September 13 Update: American Express discount for Air Canada flights, WestJet Flash Sale, up to 100 Bonus AIR MILES for Budget rentals + MORE Sep 13th

Check your emails once again for another discount for Air Canada flights from American Express. This one came for my Platinum Card from American Express and offers a 15% discount on Air Canada standard fares and up. WestJet's ultra low cost carrier Swoop is planning to introduce flights between.... More »
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February 19 Update: 7x Aeroplan Miles for Apple Store purchases (online), Wyndham Rewards abandoning the one flat rate award redemption and more! Feb 20th

You can earn 7x Aeroplan Miles when you shop the Apple Store via the Aeroplan eStore until February 21. This is a lot of miles if you need to buy some of the more expensive Apple stuff! Find out more hereSome mileage earning examples:·         AirPods - ret.... More »

Travel resolutions: Travel better using rewards credit cards in 2019 Jan 5th

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to travel far and wide? Follow these tips to upgrade your bucket list, hack elite benefits and make your wildest travel dreams come true in 2019 using your rewards credit cards..... More »
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The Debt Threat to the Economy + MORE Dec 11th

As rates rise, paying back government borrowing will consume the credit needed to sustain growth..... 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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