Coming to Canada? Get temporary insurance By: Vanessa Page May 27, 2016

Whether you’re visiting Canada for the first time, moving to Canada forever, or returning from a long stay abroad, you might be shocked to know that provincial health insurance doesn’t start covering you straight away. Some people risk not being covered, but for the more prudent travelers, it can make sense buy temporary insurance when in Canada.

When should I buy life insurance? By: Kyle Prevost May 26, 2016

For some reason, there seems to be a widespread misconception out there among many young Canadians that life insurance is for “old people”. This error couldn’t be further from the truth, and falling prey to it can wreak havoc with an otherwise sound financial plan.

Getting a car loan: bank financing or dealer financing? By: Robb Engen May 25, 2016

Information asymmetry occurs when one party in a transaction has more or better information than the other. I can’t think of a situation where this imbalance of power is more often on display than when it comes to buying a car and getting a car loan.

How to decide to add extra home coverage By: Martin Dasko May 20, 2016

When shopping around for a home insurance policy in Canada, you’re likely trying to save money. You want to find a policy that helps you feel secure at night. You also don’t want to break the budget with home insurance. However, there might be a time that you want to pay a little more to add extra home coverage.

Rob Carrick dishes on Canadian personal finance By: Dominic Licorish May 20, 2016

How keyed into the world of personal finance are you? Chances are that you’ve heard much about the troubling state of housing in the country’s biggest cities. You may have even read about how your finances will change under the newly formed federal government. But personal finance in Canada can be an overwhelming topic, so we got an expert to boil it down.

How to get the lowest rate on your mortgage By: Robb Engen May 19, 2016

I have to renew my mortgage later this year, which is a shame because the new mortgage rate is almost certain to be higher than the incredible prime minus 0.80% variable interest rate (1.90%) that I’m paying today.

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