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What does climate change have to do with home insurance? Weather-related insurance claims have gone up in Canada. And that is having an impact on not only weather, but also home insurance premiums. MoneySense’s Managing Editor, Lisa Hannam, explains.

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American Express Gold Rewards Card reviewWhen I think of a card with well-rounded benefits, flexible points and generous hotel and insurance perks, American Express is top of mind. While still not as widely accepted as competitor cards bearing the Visa or Mastercard name, the American Express Gold Rewards Card still stands out as one of the most flexible points cards in Canada. And it features a strong earn rate fit for frequent travellers looking to maximize their rewards. 

With more and more cards to choose from, as well as improved airline credit cards like that from Air Canada/Aeroplan, American Express has further enhanced the Amex Gold Rewards card—albeit with an annual fee of $250. Plus, your card comes in one of two all-new metal colours, gold or rose gold.

 

 
 

AMEX Gold Rewards card quick facts

Annual Fee$250Rewards2 points per $1 spent on travel, gas, groceries and drug store purchases in Canada; 1 point per $1 on everything elseWelcome Offer50,000 points when you charge $3,000 in purchases to your card in your first 3 months; additional 10,000 points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months
Income RequirementNone specifiedPurchase interest rateNone—this is a charge card and you’re required to pay off your balance in full every monthBest featuresFlexible travel redemptions, competitive transfer options to partners like Aeroplan and Marriott Bonvoy, up to $100 annual travel credit, $50 NEXUS creditWho it’s good forFrequent flyers, savvy points collectors

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Canada’s Best Aeroplan Credit CardsCanadians are embracing the changes to the Aeroplan and Aeroplan-branded credit cards, since Air Canada acquired the loyalty program last year. And, we’ve got all the details about the best Aeroplan credit cards you can apply for.
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Under the new Aeroplan program, earn rates remain pretty much the same as before, with the notable exception that drug store purchases are no longer a bonus spending category. For travel-related perks, the loyalty program has changed for the better, with both new and updated Aeroplan-branded credit cards. Beefed-up travel insurance, free luggage check for your first bag, preferred pricing, and points that never expire are just a few of the welcome tweaks to cards in the Aeroplan family…

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