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When most people think about financial planning, they think about saving and investing for retirement. That is certainly a part of it, but financial planning is much more holistic. Here are a few financial planning strategies for those approaching or into their 70s. If you are not there yet, bookmar.... More »
The benefits of owning a vacation property are obvious. A cottage, cabin, condo or trailer a short drive from your home can provide a quick weekend recharge. A property down south can serve as a regular vacation destination or a winter home for a snowbird. Sometimes, emotions are the motivat.... More »
CMHC insurance calculator If you’re buying a home and have a down payment of less than 20%, you’ll need to purchase mortgage default insurance, also known as mortgage loan insurance or CMHC mortgage insurance (named after the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, one of the three mort.... More »
Cisco’s Fast Future Innovation Awards is Accelerating Canadian Innovation, Returning for 2022 + MORE Sep 13th
An innovative idea is like a ripple in an ocean: given the right push, it can become a tidal wave. That’s something Mathieu Lachaîne, the Chief Technology Officer of Montreal-based smart-building-technology firm Sentiom knows firsthand. Sentiom developed a cutting-edge AI-driven monitoring-and.... More »
If you’re planning to travel this summer, you’ll need travel insurance if you plan to go out of province. These days, many of the credit cards available include some kind of travel insurance. While that’s a great selling feature for these cards, savvy Canadians know that not all insurance is created equal. There are a few kinds of coverage you actually need when travelling, like emergency medical and trip cancellation or interruption. Theft or baggage loss protection is a useful bonus, too. As to which travel credit card offers the right combination of features for you, that will depend largely on the type of traveller you are and the perks you’re most likely to use. For instance, if you’re a frequent flyer, you might want a card that offers an extensive travel insurance package, plus a great points system or lounge access. If you’re into road trips, a card with travel insurance and roadside assistance might be more your speed. We’ve rounded up the cards that offer great travel insurance for any type of globe trotter…