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Canada’s Best Visa Credit Cards 2020When consumers shop for a new credit card, they typically look at the ability to collect points, the insurance coverage offered, fees and interest rates on unpaid balances—not at the credit card company itself. But if you already have an account with RBC, CIBC, Scotiabank or any other Visa issuers, you may be inclined to choose a card that’s “in the family.” Or, maybe you want to take advantage of the benefits offered by the largest credit card company in the world—Visa. Whatever your reasons for considering Visa, this guide will help you find a credit card that fits your lifestyle.
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Backyard fire pits, hot tubs, and other outdoor upgrades have never seemed more appealing than after spending most of 2020  practically housebound. 
When Bob Peters, a 65-year-old lawyer from Winnipeg revamped his backyard five years ago—with an elevated deck, hot tub, seating area, natural gas fire pit, grill and smoker—he didn’t foresee a pandemic. (Who did?) But he appreciates the space now more than ever. 
“It’s our oasis in this desert of uncertainty that the pandemic, and the public health orders, have created,” says Peters. His family has taken advantage of the opportunities to read, cook and dine outdoors, watch the wildlife, relax in a hot tub and host small, socially-distanced gatherings. “It has allowed for a small sense of community,” adds Peters. “And the grill and smoker allow me to believe I can cook.”
Considering you’ve likely forgone vacations, and limited dining and entertainment for the majority of the year, you may have money to put toward a backyard upgrade…

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