Supreme Court OKs sports gambling – will credit cards? + MORE May 16th

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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Confusion over Air Miles fine print and Expedia 'glitch': CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet May 21st

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including Air Miles members unaware of how rewards are collected, major changes to Canada's tobacco laws, and an Expedia "glitch" that prevented travellers from booking a stay at a B.C. lodge..... More »
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BMO Rewards World Elite Mastercard first year fee waiver returns with 35,000 point sign up bonus + MORE Oct 2nd

We mentioned in our last podcast that we should expect some better credit card offers to come out in October and they are coming! The first is one that people always look forward to. Sure its for a card the in general gets mixed reviews but to get $250 in travel and four lounge access passes for no .... More »

Small Business Credit Profile: Valeria Fine Jewelry + MORE Aug 23rd

Valeria Fine Jewelry owner Lucas Horton explains how he learned from past credit card mistakes and how he leverages business cards to earn hundreds of dollars in cash back every year..... More »
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How credit score simulators can help your score + MORE Aug 21st

A growing number of banks, credit reporting companies and other financial services providers offer interactive credit scoring tools.... More »

Small Business Credit Profile: Cowboy Cricket Farms Aug 29th

A couple of credit cards funded an edible insect business whose products are carried in nearly 50 retailers throughout the country..... More »
Some airline credit cards offer discounts on in-flight meals, snacks or drinks, and you earn bonus points on travel purchases with some rewards cards.

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Cards that allow betting at all treat it as a costly cash advance. That could change in wake of Supreme Court ruling allowing states to legalize sports betting

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May 15 Update: World of Hyatt Elite Status Trial & Fast Track Offer, Aeroplan adds Olympic Air as a partner & more!World of Hyatt has brought back their elite status trial membership offer that also includes a Fast Track to Explorist or Globalist status! While we normally tell you to register for offers right away this is one we would wait on registering until you know you will be staying at Hyatt locations and being able to take advantage of the benefits and meet the fast track requirements since they have a 90 day window with the promotion. Full details can be found here!Aeroplan has added Olympic Air as a new earning and redemption partner. Olympic Air is a subsidiary of Aegean Airlines and offers flights within Greece. We reached out to Aeroplan to see if this a partnership with them or via Air Canada/Star Alliance. It is the latter as the flights came online thanks to a new bilateral commercial agreement with Air Canada. What this means is the new partnership for Aeroplan may only last until July 2020 unless Air Canada grants that access to Aeroplan. Still for the short term it is good to have another option on hand especially if you may be planning some island hopping within Greece! (Source: Aeroplan) Posts since our last update:Book Business Class tickets between Toronto and Austria for only 55,000 miles round trip As we do each month we bring you the latest set Miles & More “Meilenschnaeppchen” discounted mileage awards!  This…Travel Deals Dusit Hotels: Book your stay with Dusit Thani Maldives and get 50% discount plus full Dusit Gold benefits…

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The Perfect Pro: Your Guide to Working with Mortgage Professionals
As the saying goes – it takes a village. Even when embarking on your home purchase, it’s essential to put together a dream team of mortgage professionals to make the process as smooth as possible.
Connecting with a real estate agent is step one for many prospective buyers, but there are a number of pros you’ll need to connect with along the way before calling that home your own – and it’s up to you to hire them.
Here’s a list of the pros you can expect to work with during the buying process, and what you should know before hiring them.

 
 
Your Guide to Mortgage Professionals
 
The Mortgage Broker
What they do
Mortgage brokers navigate the lender marketplace on your behalf to find you the best mortgage rate. Brokers have access to a number of rates offered by various lenders, and can likely score you a better deal than you would have found on your own. They also take your personal budget and credit standing into account to find a mortgage product truly suited to your financial needs…

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