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Tips & Hacks

8 Tips To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly

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Despite everyone’s best intentions, many of us end up carrying credit card debt from time to time. In fact, in aggregate, Canadians owe around $85 billion in credit card debt at any given moment. That’s not an insignificant number. If you’re carrying high interest credit card debt, don’t panic. There are plenty of options to help you get control and ... Read More »

Avoid hidden currency exchange rate fees and save big

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Going abroad? Shopping on U.S. websites? Between commissions, fees, and surcharges, ever felt like you were getting the short end of the stick when exchanging your Canadian dollars? Chances are you were. Most banks charge up to 3% in fees over and above the prevailing currency exchange rate. We found a simple, and convenient, bank beating strategy to reduce your ... Read More »

Does Your Credit Card Cover All Your Car Rental Insurance Needs?

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Knowing whether you need to buy car rental insurance is confusing in the best of times. It’s even more so, when the rental agent gives you a hard sell at the counter, and asks “are you sure you’re credit card covers that”? The truth is, credit card car rental insurance alone probably won’t cover all your needs. But, for most, you ... Read More »

8 Canadian Credit Card Dangers To Avoid – A Conversation With Ellen Roseman

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Everyone knows there’s a right way and a wrong way to use credit cards. Used right, credit cards are convenient and rewarding. Used incorrectly, they can hurt you faster than viper’s venom. Credit card issuers have deliberately created tricks, traps and gotchas hidden behind mounds of small font disclosures, making their practices entirely unintelligible, but completely legal. To help us ... Read More »

Millennials Are Changing Canadian Credit Cards – Are You Ready For The Revolution?

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The current generational shift, from the spending power of baby boomers to millennials, is creating massive change in the Canadian credit card landscape. According to a recent study by TSYS, millennials are disloyal, love rewards, churn and embrace technological change – a cocktail that will force Canadian banks to innovate and compete furiously to maintain their edge. Here are some of ... Read More »

Pointers For Using Credit Cards While On Vacation

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From long weekends, to family getaways and exotic vacations, travelling abounds this time of year. While not high on anyone’s travel priority list, here are 7 strategies to get the most from your credit cards while on the road. Whether you’re looking for savings, convenience, luxury or safety, these tips are packed with advice on how to exploit your credit ... Read More »

Which Credit Cards Are Top Earners At Walmart?

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So Walmart Canada has made the decision to no longer accept Visa credit cards in its stores starting July 18. They just reiterated their intentions once again. Walmart will start by terminating Visa in its stores in Thunderbay and then expanding its Visa ban throughout the country if they can’t come to some type of revised agreement with Visa. In ... Read More »