The past two weeks we have seen some great summer weather; personally, I found the temperature outside not too hot and not too cold (except for one day when it rained the entire day). It was just the right temperature and I do not know about you guys, but I spent a good bit of time relaxing on my deck reading some of my favorite sites, and writing some articles.
Below you will find our list of the Best of the Best articles. Like before, we have some friend blogs in our list, there is no favoritism in the selection; we simply choose some great articles to highlight.
Our Best of the Best
We had our first Mortgage Calculator match this week; the match was between BMO and CIBC. The winner moves onto round two as this series continues.
TD Canada Trust has ranked the highest among the Big Five banks in customer satisfaction again, making this the 6 year in a row. TD continued to prove they stand at the top in customer satisfaction and this award only solidifies their standing.
We did a comparison on the Big Five banks premium chequing accounts; this comparison allows you to view what each bank offers, and come to a decision to which bank offers the most at the best price.
We were able to interview the Peter Aceto, the CEO of ING Direct Canada, and I have to say he is one of the friendliest people I have ever had a chance to talk to. We were given some insight on how ING plans on remaining competitive against the larger banks and why we are not seeing a majority of bank CEOs on Twitter.
The Best of the Best from Around the World
PayPal charges 2.5% currency exchange fee every time you have to convert USD to CAD. Sustainable finance has addressed the problem, and presented a great workaround. Great solution if I do say so myself, and hopefully everyone takes advantage of it while they can.
I feel your pain Krystal, disputing any fraudulent charges are a hassle, but it needs to get done immediately. Like you said, you are likely to get the benefit of the doubt from your credit card company. Let us hope this is the last one you face this year.
MoneyVille is a great source of information for anyone looking for saving tips and more. It was explained why knowing your net worth is important; sometimes having a lot of possessions might not be worth anything if you are drowning in debt to own them all.