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Tips & Hacks

Should You Get a Store Credit Card for the Holiday Season?

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The winter holidays are fast approaching. Before you know it, your favorite stores will be ramping up their sales pitches and marketing efforts to get customers to sign up for their store credit cards at the till or online. The best store credit cards tempt shoppers with their amazing discounts and a chance to build their credit history. Many stores ... Read More »

The GreedyRates Guide to Saving More on Black Friday

Black Friday shopping tips

Contentedly sitting on our side of the border, many Canadians don’t understand all the fuss over Black Friday—a ‘shopping holiday’ imported from our neighbors to the south. But despite the fact that the holiday is relatively new to us, Canadians are now spending even more on Black Friday than on Boxing Day. Canada’s favorite retailers have picked up on the ... Read More »

5 Tips for Saving on Thanksgiving Weekend

5 tips for saving on thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is almost upon us, and while there’s much to be thankful for, the hefty bills around the holiday season are never a welcome sight. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or just coming as a guest, somehow the expenses seem to accumulate faster than you can cover them. Fortunately, there are many ways to make up for all the holiday ... 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 »

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


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 »

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

best credit card after signup promotion ends

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 »