What you need to know about REITs Dec 1st

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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December 3 Update: Rewards Canada Podcast on Stitcher, Aer Lingus Cyber Sale extended & save 750 points on Coast Hotels Free Night Rewards + MORE Dec 3rd

We continue to expand the service providers that you can listen to the Rewards Canada Podcast on! As of last night we are now on Stitcher. Here's the direct link to our podcast on Stitcher or just search for 'Rewards Canada' on the Stitcher!You'll now find the MBNA True line Mastercard on our MBNA .... More »
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Should You Use a Balance Transfer to Help Pay Credit Card Debt? + MORE Jan 9th

Many Canadians have high credit card debt. The prospect of paying off those balances can seem overwhelming. So, when a 0% balance transfer offer comes to your attention, it might be tempting. But how does a balance transfer work exactly? It can be an effective way to pay off debt, if used in combin.... More »

AIR MILES expands Redtag.ca partnership - you can now earn and redeem miles for cruise vacations + MORE Dec 12th

AIR MILES announced today that they have expanded their relationship with Redtag.ca. Collectors will now be able to earn and redeem miles for cruise vacations booked via the special vacations.airmiles.ca website that is powered by Redtag."Providing our Collectors across the country with value, choic.... More »

Holiday Spending out of Control? Manage It Well for a Healthy Financial New Year + MORE Jan 21st

The holidays were glorious and brilliant, but the new year is here and so are the bills. You’re not alone if your credit card balances soared and bills are piling up. We’ve put together some tips to help you recover smoothly and avoid another spending hangover in the new year. Give Your.... More »

New welcome offer for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card - Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with first year free + MORE Dec 2nd

The latest set of TD credit card offers are out now and while most of the cards have lower total welcome bonus offers - they are easier to achieve than the last set of offers.  Our coverage this week starts with one of the most popular co-brand cards in Canada, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite ca.... More »
I crouched down to see the ants crawling along the baseboard, coming together in a living insect puddle near the side door. I assured my tenant I would handle it, and called the pest management company to take care of the problem, giving them my credit card number and a few hundred dollars in the process. 
Every few months something like this crops up in the investment property I own, whether it’s weeds taking over the backyard, a stove malfunctioning or a faucet leaking. And in every instance I have to take time away from work, assess the situation and more often than not, pay for it to be fixed. 
I’m lucky that the monthly rental income covers maintenance issues like this, along with my other carrying costs. Still, this kind of real estate investing comes with its fair share of headaches and has required continual injections of my time and money.
It stands in sharp contrast to my experience investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, where I simply purchase shares, take a nap and collect juicy dividends…

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