Information vs advice. Why is it free? Oct 19th

Canadian housing mortgage rates are all over the map. Don’t get trapped in an unnecessarily costly mortgage agreement.
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Information vs advice. Why is it free?

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Information vs advice. Why is it free?
The internet is great for researching infomation, ratings and even advice. With so much available data, it’s hard to decide which is accurate, reliable or even truthful.
Take this site for example. If this is your first visit then you may not be aware of all my credentials nor how accurate my information or recommendations are.
You’re probably making a decision right now. That’s how fast we decide today. I’ve either got your attention or I don’t. Hello to those that continue, or farewell and thanks for stopping by to those that are leaving. (By the way, stick around, you may find this useful).
I created this site in 2009 out of pure frustration. I was seeing new mortgage information sites pop up that were giving horrible, inaccurate advice. This was at a time when mortgage information sites were just being introduced. Publications like The Globe and Mail and the National Post began quoting a few of these sites. Yet, these jokers had little to no experience in the mortgage or financial services fields; they were fresh out of school or coming out of some technical business…

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