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By: Gary Parkinson on September 11, 2012

Time and again reports are out reflecting the nature of the Canadian housing market, both good and bad news from the media. Recently a number of reports have given warning to the fact that Canadian household debt, both in mortgage borrowing and consumer loans, has now surpassed the debt level in the U.S. before the market collapse in 2008. Policies are being implemented to prevent the bottoming out that happened south of the border from happening up north. But with so many monetary decisions being affected by factors outside of Canada’s control questions are being asked, how much longer can the bottom hold?

By: Cliff Ritter on September 6, 2012

It seems that travel insurance is not something on the radar for most Canadians. As the summer winds down and many vacations come to an end a new survey by American Express Canada says that most vacations taken this year will be done without travel insurance to protect travelling families in the event of sickness or injury.

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By: Justin Leung on September 4, 2012

Like with buying a house, buying a car is one of the biggest purchases made in life; especially in a country as spread out as Canada. Unlike buying a house however, buying cars are far more common for Canadians; statistics say the average Canadian buys a car about twice as often as the need to buy a home. In fact in a global scale Canada ranks fifth in the number of cars owned per capita by the Economist in 2009 averaging 560 cars per 1000 people.

By: Cliff Ritter on September 2, 2012

Canada’s demographics show families are getting smaller, people are not having as many children as they once did. As a result the growth of the population is centred on immigration to fuel higher growth and stimulate Canada’s economy with bodies to fill jobs.