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Tips & Hacks

5 Necessary Steps to Repair Your Credit After Bankruptcy

5 necessary steps to repair credit after bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a fair, legal solution for Canadians who are overburdened with debt and have no other way out. However, it also negatively impacts creditworthiness for years, making it difficult to regroup financially. There are some moves that savvy individuals can make to recover from bankruptcy quickly, rebuild their credit, and regain lenders’ trust. 1. Open a New Chequing and ... Read More »

Pairing Credit Cards for Advanced Rewards Power

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The advantages of intelligent credit card use are many. Rather than accumulating cards at random, savvy cardholders know that specific card pairings can boost benefits. One tactic is to find cards that cover each other’s shortfalls, while another is to combine two of the best rewards credit cards, or two with the best interest rates, to gain multiplied amounts of ... Read More »

Why a Good Credit Score Pays Off. Literally.

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Bestselling author Sean Cooper, aka ‘the Canadian mortgage guy’ (and GreedyRates’ distinguished guest writer) relays his experience of how a good credit score helped him save a bundle of money and become a mortgage-free homeowner by age 30. Hello. My name is Sean Cooper. I’m the millennial who bought a house in Toronto at age 27 and managed to pay it ... Read More »

Best Credit Cards in Canada 2017

Best Credit Cards Canada 2017

If you’re looking to bathe yourself in points, miles, cash or simply bask in the glory of 0% interest rates, our latest picks for Canada’s Best Credit Cards for 2017 should get you lathered-up into a frenzy! You can stick with the card you have in your wallet, but do so at your own risk. Some of the biggest deals ... Read More »

Which Credit Cards Are Still Amazing After the 1-Year Promotions End?

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Many credit cards offer juicy signup bonuses to get people to join their club. When the promotional period runs out, however, some cards aren’t worth the plastic they’re manufactured on. One year is a common cutoff point for good deals, and after that, many cardholders are hit with major fees, disappearing benefits, and policy changes that amount to big losses at ... Read More »

Best Credit Card Tips for April 2017

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With the weather getting nicer, a lot of people are looking to make home improvements, get out of town for a well-deserved vacation, or spend some money on something they enjoy but haven’t been able to throughout the winter season. So, what better month than April to cash in on some of the rewards points you’ve been earning through credit ... Read More »

5 Tips On Travel Hacking – What You Need to Know to Hack it

5 tips on travel hacking with credit cards

Going on vacation can be expensive, and we could all use a break here and there. That’s what travel hacking is all about. If you can appreciate the idea of saving money while traveling abroad, this is the article for you. It’ll teach you how to hack a credit card for maximum rewards points and mileage so that you can ... Read More »

The Best Aeroplan Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses – Fly Free now!

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We’ve assembled the Best Aeroplan credit card sign-up bonuses currently available in the Canadian marketplace. Getting a new Aeroplan credit card with a juicy sign-up bonus offer is the best and cheapest way to add to your collection of Aeroplan points. Even if you already have an Aeroplan credit card, why spend $25,000 over 1-2 years to get 25,000 points, ... Read More »

Best Low Interest Credit Cards in Canada 2017

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Whether you’re looking to get rid of high interest credit card debt, finance a new purchase, or carry a small balance from time to time, low interest credit cards are the best option – better than a line of credit or personal loan – and always better than a rewards credit card. We compared all the low interest credit cards in ... Read More »