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2013
May
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Your Closing Costs Explained
“There’s a lot more to buying a home than simply signing the Agreement of Purchase ...”
Apr
2012
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Mayonnaise Jar of Life Related to Personal Finance
“I recently had the chance of reading a story again, called the Mayonnaise Jar of ...”
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ING Direct Canada - Banking in the Past?
“A few days ago I came across a video on Facebook from ING Direct Canada ...”
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Introducing the TD Canada Trust Student Bundle
“Summer over, we are in the new school year and back to the regular schedule ...”
Aug
29
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The Penny Lives Until 2013!
“A couple of months ago it was announced that the penny will be removed from ...”
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Credit Cards: dos, don’t’s, and avoiding the terrible frauds out there
“Mark Twain said there are two constants in life, “death and taxes”, to which coincidentally ...”
Jul
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RBC Aqcuires Full Ownership of RBC Dexia Investor Services
“Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of ...”
27
BMO's Summer Tip Sheet: Tipping made Easier!
“With summer in full swing, there are a ton of activities for us all to ...”
21
TD Canada Trust Ranks 1st for Customer Satisfaction
“TD Canada Trust has done it again! For the 7th year in a row, TD ...”
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RBC: Switch and Get 0.5% Knocked Off Instantly!
“With the recent increase by TD Canada Trust in their line of credit interest rate, ...”
05
Jun
28
CIBC Launches New Mobile Alerts
“Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has recently announced its new text message (SMS) customer ...”
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Scotiabank Expands ABM Network
“Have you ever needed to withdraw some money, but just can’t seem to find a ...”
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TD Canada Trust Unveils Enhanced Debit Card
“TD Canada Trust has unveiled a new debit card that offers perhaps the most comprehensive ...”
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Flaherty Announces Mortgage Rules Changes
“Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has announced that the government is now tightening up their mortgage ...”
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TD Special GIC Rate - Week 5
“Several weeks ago, TD began running a weekly promotion since May 12th, 2012. This promotion ...”
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Introducing the WestJet RBC Promotion
“As you know, I am a sucker for deals, especially when they are financial deals. ...”
05
Bank of Canada Holds Rate at 1% - Again
“We are finally in June, and that means a lot of things; school is soon ...”
02
TD Special GIC Rate - Week 4
“As I mentioned several weeks ago, TD has been running a weekly promotion since May ...”
May
31
Introducing the Scotiabank CHIN Picnic Contest
“While browsing a few websites today, I came across a particular contest that I for ...”
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TD Special GIC Rate - Week 3
“A couple of weeks ago I announced that TD is currently running a weekly promotion ...”
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RBC Awarded Best Bank in North America by RBI
“Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been recognized as the Best Bank in North America ...”
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Scotia Plaza Sold for $1.27 Billion
“It has finally happened, the Bank of Nova Scotia’s building, otherwise known as Scotia Plaza ...”
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CIBC and Rogers Communication Announce Joint Mobile Payment Solution
“Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CBIC) and Rogers Communications announced just yesterday an agreement to ...”
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TD Launches Special Promotion GIC Rates
“Toronto Dominion Bank (TD) is known for its customer service, winning the J.D. Power and ...”
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CIBC Named the Strongest Bank in North America!
“I have been extremely busy with work and school, and feel like that I have ...”
03
RBC and Visa Launch Virtual Visa Debit
“The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Visa have announced the launch of a brand ...”
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The Great Canadian Super Visa and What it Means to YOU
“There have been some significant developments happening in Canada’s citizenship and immigration office. Notably, the ...”
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Apr
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CIBC Launches the Total Banking Rebate
“Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has recently announced the new CIBC Total Banking Rebate, ...”
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RBC Poll: What Canadians would gives up instead of a Mobile Device
“Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has completed a recent poll which revealed that 53% of ...”
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Canada to launch Glow in the Dark Quarter
“As you may know, we are getting rid of the pennies. The reason for this ...”
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Coming Soon: RBC Mobile App to have Investing Capabilites
“As you may have noticed last week, Scotiabank announced the launch of a new mobile ...”
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Coming soon: New Scotia iTRADE mobile trading app
“Mobile banking has been a huge success; I for one love being able to check ...”
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Global Payments: Security Breach losing 1.5M Credit Card Numbers
“While reading the Toronto Star yesterday I came across something that literally made my jaw ...”
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Rumours: RBC Adjusts Operating Services Costs
“Last week I published an article on a rumour we here at BankNerd have been ...”
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10 Ways You Can Cut Your Food Budget in Half
“Did you know that by September 2008, food prices had risen 13 percent in just ...”
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RBC Poll: Men Prefer RRSPs and Women Prefer TFSAs
“RBC Poll: Think men and women are similar when it comes to finances and investing? ...”
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TD Increases the Cost of Owning a Safety Deposit Box
“While visiting various blogs, I came across the Canadian Personal Finance Blog, which many of ...”
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Rumour: Royal Bank of Canada Makes Changes to Personal Accounts
“Last week Bank Guru announced on Twitter that we were hearing a few rumours concerning ...”
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Banks Increasing Line of Credit Interest Rates and other Fees
“Over the weekend I came across an interesting article on Moneyville, which explained that line ...”
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Student Dilemma: OSAP Cheque Being Held
“As some people might remember, just over a month ago I had some issues depositing ...”
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Jan
31
CIBC Savings Account Deal
“I was browsing various websites and came upon deal that the Canadian Imperial Bank of ...”
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BMO InvestorLine Announces New Mutual Fund Research Tools
“Today BMO InvestorLine has announced that online Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) investing has gotten ...”
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ING Direct 90-Day GIC Promotion
“I decided to visit Red Flag Deals, and while browsing the financial section, I came ...”
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Air Miles Revamps Expiration Policy
“Last week it came to my attention that Air Miles changed their expiry policy, something, ...”
2011
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Bank Rant - TD Wrongfully Holding Cheques
“Last week Friday was my family’s annual Christmas party and it so happened that I ...”
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BMO's Holiday Tip Sheet
“I came across a pretty interesting press release at BMO Bank of Montreal, which from ...”
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National Bank of Canada ClickStudent Program
“For the past few months, I have been writing about various student chequing accounts that ...”
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BMO InvestorLine New Gold Program Launched
“BMO InvestorLine has announced the launch of its new Gold Deposit and Delivery Program. The ...”
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Scotiabank Launches new ScotiaLife Program
“It just came to my attention that Scotiabank recently launched of a new comprehensive It just ...”
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Bank of Canada Keeps Overnight Rate Unchanged
“The Bank of Canada has announced that they will be maintaining the current target for ...”
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TD Completes Acquisition of MBNA Canada's Credit Card Portfolio
“TD Bank Group has recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all ...”
Nov
Oct
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No Fee BMO Club Sobeys Chequing Account Overview
“Last week I mentioned that BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Sobeys launched two new ...”
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RBC offering Prime + 0.5% on their Homeline Plan Credit Line
“As I was taking some time to go through a few deal websites, I decided ...”
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ING Direct Canada 2012 TFSA Kick Start Account Overview
“ING Direct Canada is always bringing customers great ways to save and also earn money ...”
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Conversation with Royal Bank of Canada's Sharad Ojha
“A couple of weeks ago, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) launched a fully integrated ...”
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Book Review: The Wealth Cure - Putting Money in Its Place
“I was recently given a copy of Hill Harper’s new book, "The Wealth Cure: Putting ...”
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BMO Introduces New Features to BMO InvestorLine
“BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO) has recently announced the introduction of two new features to ...”
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RBC Launches New Online Booking Tool with Travelocity
“The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)  has announced today that it will be launching a ...”
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Sep
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Preparing Yourself to Purchase a Home after College
“Depending on your financial situation, purchasing a home right after college may or may not ...”
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JP Morgan and Chase CEO Launched a Tirade against Bank of Canada
“I came across an article on Yahoo, revealing interesting information regarding JP Morgan Chase and ...”
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Scotiabank Launches SCENE ScotiaCard with Interac Flash
“Interac Association and Scotiabank have recently announced that Scotiabank is now issuing Interac chip debit ...”
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RBC Student Account Overview
“A few weeks ago I began speaking about various student accounts; among the students accounts ...”
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CIBC's Tech Upgrade Contest Overview
“Seeing as school is only a week in for some post-secondary student, and just starting ...”
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TD Canada Trust and ING Direct Rank High in Synovate 2011 Banking Awards
“Synovate, the leading global market research firm announced the winners of its 2011 Best Banking ...”
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Bank of Canada maintains Overnight Rate Target
“The Bank of Canada announced that they see less of a need to raise interest ...”
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The key performance indicator that matters in personal finance
“Some bloggers may argue that debt is a huge problem and that it's repayment must ...”
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ING Direct Survey Canadians admit Struggling with their Financial Goals
“A new survey from ING Direct revealed that 59% of Canadians are labeling themselves as ...”
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TD Canada Trust Student Account Overview
“Last week I spoke about BMO's student account, and what it had to offer students. ...”
Aug
31
McDonald's is More Cutting Edge Than Most Banks
“Whoever heard of a fast-food restaurant being a trend setter? Not a thought most of ...”
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TD Canada Trust offering up to $600 to Small Business clients
“TD Canada Trust is offering a great incentive for anyone who brings their business to ...”
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Conversation with Royal Bank of Canada’s Kavita Joshi
“A few days ago I published an article concerning a recent RBC Poll covering students ...”
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BMO Student Account Overview
“With the end of summer fast approaching, there will be a large number of high ...”
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Big 6 Banks Unlimited Transactions Chequing Account Comparison
“Over the past few weeks I have compiled comparisons for various accounts that the Big ...”
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RBC Poll: Students Incurring Debt, Dealing with it in the Future
“According to the 2011 RBC Student Savings and Spending Poll, 33% of first year post ...”
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Big Six Banks Student Chequing Account Comparison
“After writing an account comparison on what the Big 5 banks had to offer in ...”
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TD Bank Group Acquires Bank of America Canadian Credit Card Portfolio
“TD Bank Group (TD) and the Bank of America Corporation has announced a definitive agreement ...”
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RBC Bank Sale FAQ
“With the recent sale of RBC Bank, it has many of their clients questioning what ...”
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Keeping a Handle on Your Debt
“I was reading a BMO press release, and it explained that over 25% of Canadians ...”
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Big Five Premium Chequing Account Comparison
“After writing an account comparison between the Big 5 and the senior accounts they had ...”
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Switch to TD Canada Trust and Earn up to $250
“TD Canada Trust is offering a great incentive for anyone who switches or opens up ...”
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Big 5 Banks YouTube Channel Review
“About a month ago I wrote an article concerning Scotiabank’s YouTube channel; my opinion on ...”
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RBC Poll: Young Travellers Travelling without Insurance
“According to a recent RBC insurance survey conducted by Ipsos Reid, as Canadians travel south ...”
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Big Five Banks Senior Chequing Account Comparison
“A few weeks ago, BankNerd received an email from a reader, expressing their concern on ...”
TD Canada Trust Offering Great Deal for Students
“When you are a student, every dollar counts. TD Canada Trust knows this, and that ...”
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Capital One Credit Cards Available Across Canada
“Capital One offers a great variety of credit cards to consumers. Among the list you ...”
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Bank of Canada: Key Overnight Interest Rate Left Unchanged
“The Bank of Canada has left its key overnight interest rate unchanged at 1%, explaining ...”
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RBC Poll: Majority of Online Investors going the Distance
“According to the latest RBC Direct Investing poll, 85% of online investors are using their ...”
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Frustrated Scotiabank Client Speaks Out Against the Lost CDs
“Several weeks ago, it was revealed that Scotiabank lost personal client information in the form ...”
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National Bank of Canada Launches International Direct Payment Solution
“National Bank of Canada has launched its International Direct Payment solution, which means that anyone ...”
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TFSA Interest Rate Promotion
“In 2009, all banks across Canada introduced Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA), which is a ...”
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CIBC World Markets: Signs Point to Rebound after Weakest Quarter
“A new report from CIBC World Markets Inc. has revealed that a debt ridden, thriftier ...”
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Password Security: Fastwords
“Passwords are essential to anyone in life. Think about it, the amount of passwords you ...”
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National Bank of Canada's MasterCard Promotions
“National Bank of Canada (NBC) is offering some great promotions for their credit cardholders over ...”
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Scotiabank: Credit Card vs Line of Credit
“Scotiabank has released results of a new survey, which examined consumer debt levels and practices, ...”
Jun
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ING Direct USA Sold
“Just over a month ago news surfaced that ING Direct USA was being put up ...”
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Royal Bank of Canada: Canadians are Saving Less
“Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) recently released a poll which revealed that more than half ...”
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IMF Reports Reveals Canadian Economy Ranks High on G7
“The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released their latest forecast, informing the world that Canada ...”
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Scotiabank's Canadian Mobile Banking Wins Celent Model Bank Award
“Scotiabank’s Canada mobile banking service has won the 2011 Celent Model Bank Award, for innovative ...”
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Conversation with a Reader - Mark Brennan
“We LOVE our readership. Our readers are intelligent, they are witty and they create some ...”
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RBC Economics: Canadian Growth Steady Despite Global Environment
“RBC Economics has released their latest Economic Outlook, forecasting Canada’s economy to expand by 3.2% ...”
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Scotiabank Loses Clients' Personal Information
“While taking in my daily does of the Toronto Star, I came across an interesting ...”
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How to Maximize your Rewards
“I recently wrote an article concerning an RBC poll that revealed what the majority of ...”
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Protecting yourself from Identity Thieves
“I always take some time to search the internet and see if there people are ...”
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Interview with the Minds Behind BMO Mobile App
“ In April we saw the launch of BMO Bank of Montreal's Mobile App, something ...”
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May
31
Bank of Canada Leaves Rate Unchanged
“The Bank of Canada has announced that it will be keeping interest rates at its ...”
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RBC Offering Great Rewards for those who Switch their Banking
“While watching T.V. I saw an interesting commercial for RBC, which stated a bunch of ...”
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Applying Baby Steps to Saving
“For some people, saving can a extremely hard task; whether it is because they are ...”
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RBC's Net Income up 13%
“Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has released its quarterly report for the second quarter, which ...”
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National Bank Profits Increases Resulting in Dividends being Raised
“National Bank of Canada has increased its net income by 13% in the second quarter, ...”
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BMO's Profits Soar to $800M
“BMO Financial Group has reported an adjusted net income of $804 million or $1.35 per ...”
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Housing Affordability Eroded from Increase in Prices
“According to the latest Housing Trends and Affordability report released by RBC Economics Research, Canadian ...”
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Postal Scam to Look Out For
“Among the various scams that people are on the alert for, it looks like postal ...”
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Online Investors Turning to Social Media for Investing Advice
“BMO InvestorLine has announced today the results of a new study, which reveals that a ...”
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Canada, the US and the UK - A Look at Bank Rates
“We live in difficult economic times, and no-one knows when that'll change. In all probability, ...”
Global Debt Crisis still Threatening Canada
“Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney warns that Canada’s fiscal advantage will only go so ...”
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Canada's Top 25 Immigrants of 2011
“Canada rocks! Not because we have vodka that is distilled through crystals. It isn't even ...”
BMO Poll: Cash and Debit Card are Kings
“With consumers having access to an assortment of choices to pay for purchases, a new ...”
Visa Canada Introducing a Digital Wallet in the Future
“For many shoppers, the Internet has always been a place where they can find great ...”
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Budget Saving Mistake to Avoid
“Once in a while we all need to take a break from life, sit back ...”
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RBC WestJet MasterCard Putting Challenge
“Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is inviting the public to come and experience the WestJet ...”
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ING Direct USA Put up for Sale
“In the United States, ING Direct is the banking arm of the large financial company ...”
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The Perks of Staying Out of Debt
“When you find yourself drowning in debt, whether it is due to bad spending on ...”
Canadian Banks Perform Well on the World Stage
“According to data compiled by Bloomberg, five of Canada’s Big Six banks have made it ...”
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ING Direct Potentially Introducing a Credit Card to Clients
“While scrolling through Moneyville I came across an interesting article where it revealed news that ...”
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Preparing yourself for Interest Rate Hikes
“With interest rates at record lows for the time being, we are seeing how tempting ...”
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ING Direct Improves THRiVE Chequing Account
“Last year we saw ING Direct introduce the THRiVE Chequing account, a no fee chequing ...”
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Learning Good Spending and Saving Habits
“In this day and age it comes at no surprise that people find it difficult ...”
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Sony's Security Slip Causes Credit Card Information to be Stolen
“For most kids, teenagers and even some adults, video games are a great source of ...”
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Credit Card: Choosing the Right One
“Credit cards are among the greatest invention, however there are certain aspects of using credit ...”
Book Review: Smarter than the Street
“Gary Kaminsky, the author of “Smarter than the Street” is a Markets Communcator for CNBC. ...”
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Our Awesome Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24
“ BMO Launching Mobile Banking Application in April - Mobile banking has revolutionized banking, allowing... http://bit.ly/essAOP ...”
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Should we be Maximizing Refunds or Minimizing Taxes?
“A new study by Scotia Private Client Group revealed that affluent Canadians have a very ...”
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BMO Celebrates Earth Day by Lowering their Eco Smart Mortgage
“With Canadians celebrating the earth on April 22nd, BMO Bank of Montreal has announced that ...”
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Are Loyalty Programs Actually Worth it?
“Credit card loyalty programs have people divided into two groups; those who believe it is ...”
Inflation Spikes to Largest Increase in 2.5 Years
“It is coming earlier than we may have expected folks; the possiblity to an early ...”
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BMO Offers New Canadians an Opportunity to find Employment
“New Canadians looking to build a better life in Canada has come upcoming BMO Financial ...”
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Our Awesome Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-17
“ RT @FinancialBrand: Ugh… Another redundant acronym: "BMO Harris Bank" = "Bank of Montreal Harris Bank" ...”
Is a TFSA Right For You ?
“One of the few tax policy that affected Canadians positively over the last years is ...”
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Aeroplan Increases Reward Requirements
“Aeroplan users will have to start saving more reward points starting this summer so they ...”
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Current Credit Card Regulation not Enough
“Canadian retailers are looking for help form Ottawa to regulate the credit and debit card ...”
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BMO Report Reveals Strong Loonie will Benefit Small Business Investments
“BMO Bank of Montreal has recently released a report that notes a strong Canadian dollar ...”
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Sinking U.S. Markets not as Intertwined With Canada as Feared
“Canadian and U.S. economies are intimately linked. This is why the question hangs so consistently ...”
ING Direct Canada Mobile Text Message Contest
“I recently came across a great contest ING Direct is doing through their Facebook page, ...”
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Mobile Banking Becoming a Standard
“A new Javelin Strategy & Research report issued on March 30th, 2011 examines the exploding ...”
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Does Your Retirement Plan Include Your Debts?
“All too often, those of us who’ve worked hard to put some money away look ...”
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Tax Credits to Reduce your Taxes
“With tax season on us, it comes at no surprise that Canadian homeowners are looking ...”
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RBC Potentially Selling off their U.S. Retail Banking Operations
“I came across a very interesting article on the Financial Post today, which revealed that ...”
RBC Poll: Younger Canadians Plan to Purchase a Home next Year
“According to the 18th Annual RBC Homeownership Study, over half of young Canadians believe that ...”
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Dealing with Tax Mistakes
“In life we all make mistakes; we are human it is only natural that mistakes ...”
CIBC: Canada’s Business Sector Poised to Take the Lead on Growth
“CIBC World Markets Inc. latest report found that Canadian business are poised to take the ...”
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Our Awesome Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-03
“ American Express Gold Rewards Card - Adding "Points" to Your Budget - This series has ...”
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TD Bank Group Completes Aqcuisition of Chrysler Finanical
“TD Bank Group announced the closing of its acquisition of Chrysler Financial, creating a top ...”
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BankNerd.ca acquired by BankRate.com
“Press Release: For Immediate Release Toronto, Canada. (April 1, 2011) - BankNerd.ca, one of Canada's largest ...”
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BMO MoneyLogic Introduces New Community Feature
“BMO Bank of Montreal (BMO) recently introduced BMO MoneyLogic, an online personal financial management tool. ...”
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Psychological Stages Young Investors go through when confronted with Disaster
“An interesting article recently came to my attention, which concerns behavioural finance and the Japanese ...”
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BMO and nuTravel Announce Payment Solutions Partnership
“nuTravel Technology Solutions (nuTravel) and BMO Financial Group (BMO) have entered into a partnership agreement ...”
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American Express Launches Serve Competing with Paypal
“American Express is looking to take on the industry giant PayPal in the digital payment ...”
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Celebrate Earth Hour with the World – Turn off your Lights
“Earth Hour has finally come, BMO has recently announced that it will be decreasing its ...”
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Book Review: How to Profit in Gold
“Jonathan Spall, the author of “How to Profit in Gold” has been involved in the ...”
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New Budget Brings Promise
“The new budget has finally come in, offering a series of new spending initiatives in ...”
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Paying off Credit Card Debt with 0% Balance Transfer
“When reducing your debt, it is important that you look for ways to decrease the ...”
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Preparing for a Personal Financial Crisis
“Any thought of being hit with a negative event that could affect your finances is ...”
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TD Economics: Stronger Economic Prospects for Canada
“TD Economics has recently announced that it is revising its growth forecast to 3% for ...”
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Protecting Yourself from Fraud
“March is fraud prevention month, and having said that it is only right that we ...”
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Risk of Recession Small, But Concerns on Global Economy Growing
“The tragic event in Japan have not only caused concern for the families affected, however ...”
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BMO Introduces Eco Smart Mortgage
“BMO Bank of Montreal has introduced the BMO Eco Smart Mortgage, a brand new mortgage ...”
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RBC: Economy expected to Grow 3.2% in 2011
“Canada’s economy is anticipated to grow by 3.2% this year, assuming that the rising American ...”
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RBC: Majority of Canadians Confident about Purchasing a Home
“In the 18th Annual RBC Homeownership Study, RBC found that 90% of Canadians are confident ...”
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Cheque Holding Period Cut Down
“I came across some very interesting news just recently, which has Ottawa cutting the cheque ...”
Patience is Virtue that can help your Financial Life
“When we are younger, one aspect many people share is the fact that patience is ...”
Scotiabank becomes 2nd Canadian Bank to Raise Dividends
“Scotiabank has reported its profit to be $1.17 billion, which is a good increase from ...”
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TD open 7 Days a Week, what other Bank will Follow?
“As of February 8th, 2011, TD Bank finally announced that branches would open on Sunday, ...”
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BMO Introduces BMO SmartSteps for Parents
““Children are the future”; at one point in our lives we were told that exact ...”
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RBC Shares Increase After Record Earnings
“ Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) shares were up more than 6% today after it ...”
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ING Direct Orange Key Promotion
“ING Direct Canada has one of the best concepts to help boost a person’s savings; ...”
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Credit Cards & Credit Scores, OH MY!
“How many times have you walked into a big box store like Walmart and have ...”
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Traders Accused of Leaking Information have been Suspended by CIBC
“Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has suspended two Montreal investment advisors, who have been ...”
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Staying Focused on what Matters
“In life we can be hit with external influences, which can take us off track ...”
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Financial Woes Building up your Stress
“At times I find myself thinking/ worrying over my finances that the stress just seems ...”
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Can Money Buy Happiness?
“A question that has been plaguing people for centuries is whether or not money can ...”
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Adjusting your Saving Habits
“Over the past few weeks I have been contemplating my savings habits and what I ...”
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Deciding your Coverage Needs
“We’re all looking to save some money these days, and one way some people are ...”
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Avoiding Debt in College
“With us in the 3rd week of the month, university students should be adjusting to ...”
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The Basics of Buying Auto Insurance Online
“We don’t all do it, but we probably should. Every few years we should be ...”
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Maintaining Auto Insurance Rates
“Sometimes the best way to save money isn’t by finding new places to cut costs, ...”
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Big Six Banks Earn $5.1B
“Canada’s five largest banks have earned a combined $5.1 billion in the third quarter profit, ...”
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Planning Ahead Saves You Money
“With everything in life, proper planning cannot only save you time, but money. Keep in ...”
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Saving Tips for Students
“The majority of students will be taking on a larger role in their finances, having ...”
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Saving or Eliminating Debt?
“An age old financial question countless people have asked themselves is what any excess cash ...”
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Stopping the Senseless Spending
“Today, I will discuss the importance of how we should stop any senseless spending. We ...”
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Reasons Why We Fail to Save Part 2
“As I mentioned a while back, there are various reasons as to why a person ...”
Preparations for an Expensive Month
“July tends to be an expensive month for me; I have 4 close friends birthdays ...”
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Apply for Personal Loans
“Are you in the market to buy an expensive item like a new television? Or, maybe ...”
Structured Debt Settlement in Denver
“Debt consolidation Denver solutions have been becoming popular by the day amongst the fellow residents. ...”
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Staying Out of Debt
“Getting out of debt is one of the most difficult tasks a person can face ...”
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Debt Avalanche VS Debt Snowball
“I have been focusing on eliminating debt the past week, and hopefully you have read ...”
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G20 Summit Working Out Solutions
“After facing the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, world leaders have demonstrated an ...”
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Eliminating your Debt Part 1
“For us to maximize our savings, it would be for the best that we are ...”
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Should You Own Your House or Rent It?
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How Declaring Bankruptcy Affects Your Life Insurance Rate
“Debt is a part of life, but when debts careen beyond control to a point ...”
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Budgeting in Steps
“A friend recently came to me seeking advice as to how he may save more ...”
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Unnecessary Bank Charges
“Have you recently examined your bank account to find that the charges to maintain the ...”
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Learning to Save by Starting Small
“When it comes to saving, we will always find it hard if you never started ...”
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Choosing a Good Credit Card
“If you have come looking for the answer to all of you problems, and hopefully ...”
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Creating and Improving your Budget
“Today we will be discussing the importance of budgets, and what you can do to ...”
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Receiving My Tax Refund
“After filing my taxes, I have finally received my tax refund, and it is a ...”
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Financial Literacy for Kids
“Teaching children basic money management is not always done, it tends to be overlooked and ...”
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Tax Tips for Students
“Having kids in university can be costly, but by filing a return you can claim ...”
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Uses for your Tax Refund
“With the time drawing near for us to receive our tax refund, we have to ...”
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Scotiabank Adjusts Mortgage Rates
“Scotiabank recently announced that it will be making changes to its posted residential mortgage interest ...”
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Rules to Escaping Debt: Rule 3
“In the series so far we have discussed the first two rules to escaping debt. ...”
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Tracking your spending on the Move
“While I was searching through the App Store on my iPhone, I came across a ...”
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Teaching the Concept of Saving to your Children
“Have you ever looked back in your life and think that you may have spent ...”
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Common Tax Filing Mistakes Taxpayers Need To Know
“With April 15th around the corner, it is easy to rush through your taxes if ...”
Common Tax Filing Mistakes Taxpayers Need To Know
“With April 15th around the corner, it is easy to rush through your taxes if ...”
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How to Lower your Debt
“The easiest way to lower your debt is to just win the lottery. Well that ...”
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Achieving Serenity Now
“When you think about it, an average person will spend the majority of their life ...”
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Rules to Escaping Debt: Rule 2
“Last week I discussed the first rule to escaping debt, which is to acknowledge the ...”
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Saving on Bank "Convenience Fees"
“I have spoken about different ways you can save money, however one important method I ...”
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Spending Less Than you Make: The First Step
“I recently spoke about how one of the keys to budgeting and saving is the ...”
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Rules to Escaping Debt: Rule 1
“A new series will be launched on Saving for Serenity; this series will hopefully be ...”
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Interest Rate Increases may come before July
“Higher inflation and strong retail sales have economists wondering whether we will see the Bank ...”
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Spending Less than you Make: A Key to Budgeting and Saving
“One of the keys to success when it comes to budgeting and saving is the ...”
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How to Lower Your Costs and Stay Out of Debt
“In today's day and age, staying out of debt can be a difficult task. Rising costs ...”
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Maximizing your Savings
“According to a new RBC Tax Planning Poll, only 42% of Canadian families with children ...”
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Starting to Save Again
“After making a recent purchase, I find looking at my savings account to be quite ...”
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Recording Your Expenses ASAP
“I recently wrote an article concerning with you keeping track of your budget. A reader ...”
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Home Buyer Tips
“With new mortgage rules coming into effect and mortgage rates due for an increase as ...”
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QuickTax 2009 Review & Prize
“With the time to file our taxes fast approaching we are faced with different methods ...”
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Spending What You Save
“On the weekend an opportunity presented itself as to allowing me to purchase an item ...”
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RBC Rewards Visa Gold Deal
“RBC Royal Bank is offering you bonus RBC Reward Points when you apply and get ...”
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Using Your Budget at its Fullest
“When you want to save, you have to ensure that you are dedicated to the ...”
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Saving for Serenity Reborn
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Scotiabank Launches Application for iPhone and Blackberry
“Scotiabank announced on December 2nd announced two new mobile services to help keep customers informed ...”
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Knowing Your Banks: President’s Choice Financial
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Serenity Now: Remove Stress, Free Yourself, and Relax
“We all know that money can't buy happiness. But does that mean that money and ...”
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A Budget Friendly Wedding: How I Got Married For Less Than $1000
“This is a guest post from Eric Poulin, the CEO and Co-founder of CalendarBudget, an ...”
Knowing Your Banks: Royal Bank of Canada
“This is a big day for the BankNerd’s Knowing Your Banks Series, as today’s conclusion ...”
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President’s Choice Financial No Fee Bank Account
“After losing the Citizens Bank of Canada no fee chequing account, we are in need ...”
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Do You Need Financial Crutches?
“This is a guest post by Matt B at Financial Methods. Matt writes about many ...”
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It's Magic! Why Index Funds Come Out Above Average Every Time
“The following is a guest post from Mike Piper, author of Oblivious Investing: Building Wealth ...”
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Manufacturing Recovery Hopes Help Raise World Markets
“The World stock markets rose primarily after an upbeat manufacturing data and positive earnings new ...”
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50+ Things Everyone Ought to Know About Their Money (And Hundreds of Questions to Ask Along the Way)
“How well do you know your money situation? Here are 50+ things everyone ought to ...”
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The Serenity Prayer, and How It Applies to Your Finances
“Shortly after I started Saving For Serenity, as I was narcissistically googling myself, I stumbled ...”
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TD Wrongly Holding Cheques
“From the title you have already deduced that today's rant will be about the Toronto-Dominion ...”
Frugal vs Cheap: The Final Showdown
“Frugal is in. The current global economic recession has started a shift in the trend ...”
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Bear Market Rally or Bull Market?
“An interview created by The Financial Post Journalist Jonathan Chevreau  interviewing Lisa Myers from Templton ...”
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The Inconvenience of Cash
“Cash is king. Not only does paying with cash help you get out of debt, ...”
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Do Video Game Rentals Really Save Money?
“Quite awhile ago, Bargaineering launched their email newsletter. In exchange for signing up, Jim offered ...”
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Reducing Financial Stress [Ask the Reader]
“How does one go about reducing their financial stress? Are you calmer when you have ...”
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Stop Silly Spending, & Start Shopping Smart
“The way we spend our money is dependent on a lot of things. The current ...”
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Affluence and Poverty: Where Do We Belong?
“I live and work in the city of Vancouver. As we approach the Olympics, there ...”
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The Hidden Costs of Shopping
“I, like most men, often have an adverse reaction to shopping. When I was a teenager, ...”
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The First Three Steps to Swoopo & Green Shoots – A Weekend Review
“You know how when you're walking around you often see pennies on the ground? I ...”
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Tribute to Michael Jackson
“Yesterday evening Michael Jackson a pop icon and legend has dead. Why is this related ...”
Are You Ready For Christmas?
“Did you know that there is less than 6 months until Christmas? Are you ready ...”
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7 Reasons to Stop Tracking Your Finances
“Sometimes keeping track of your finances just plain sucks. So stop doing it. Here are ...”
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A Wedding Temptation
“Every once in awhile, I'll be lulled into watching wedding shows on TLC. There's a ...”
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Don't Want to Benefit From Less Than You Earn? – A Weekend Review
“    Searching For Serenity This week, I had the honor of having a guest post go up ...”
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Automating Annual Expenses
“On Wednesday, I asked how you deal with your annual expenses. These are expenses that ...”
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Dealing With Annual Expenses
“I'm not much of a bugeter. I have a budget, I look at it once ...”
Guest Post @ Moolanomy
“This last week I got the chance to write a guest post for Moolanomy. It ...”
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Spend LESS Than You Make - Embrace Less
“This post is the second of a series on "spend less than you make". See ...”
Credit Card Match 2: TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite vs. CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite
“It is about time for the second match to commence and today we have two ...”
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The Entertainment Matrix
“There are definitely some downsides to personal finance. For me, one of the biggest ones ...”
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Are You Considering Five Years Fixed Rates Too Good to Be True?!
“While browsing online through some lenders or mortgage brokerage websites, you stumble upon something that ...”
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How to Save Money on Your Commute
“Everyone has to get to work somehow, right? Personally, I have a rather lengthy commute. Every ...”
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Quickly Calculating Your Net Worth
“Out of curiosity, I decided to calculate my net worth. I thought I might as ...”
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How Much Should I Spend on Housing?
“My Housing Costs When I first moved to North Vancouver, I moved into a one bedroom ...”
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Viral Films – A Weekend Review
“Yesterday was a very full day. After I went to work, I quickly went home ...”
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5 Reasons Why We Spend More Than We Make
“Getting rich is easy. All you have to do is spend less than you make. ...”
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Combining Finances: Communication Barriers
“This post is part of a series on Combining Finances.Throughout the series on Combining Finances, ...”
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6 Ways to Get Financially Motivated
“Last Monday I asked whether or not you were ready to tackle your personal finances. Here's ...”
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How Much Should You Tip Your Waitress?
“American Money... Weird... Yesterday while I was surfing the personal finance blogosphere, I read a couple ...”
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A Selfless Emergency Fund
“ Alone in the Foggy Night One of the primary pillars of personal finance is an emergency ...”
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Bank Commercials: TD Bank
“TD Bank announced that TD Asset Management Inc., one of Canada's largest investment management firms, ...”
Wedding Expenses: How We Saved Money on the Wedding Bands
“ Ever since we got engaged, Ashley and I have been on the hunt for our ...”
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Saving Money On Our Cell Phone Bill
“One of the first posts that I wrote about on Saving For Serenity was a ...”
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Are You Ready to Tackle Your Personal Finances?
“Over the last few years, I've started (but not completed) a fair number of physical ...”
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Defining "The Gap"
“ In terms of Personal Finance, "The Gap" has nothing to do with the global retailer. ...”
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Calculating Your True Financial Health
“There's a number of resources out in the personal finance realm that can assist you ...”
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You Have The Money For The Things You Want
“I think we all have the exact same financial problem. We all need more money. ...”
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The Moving Process – Furniture
“As I mentioned yesterday, I am moving this upcoming weekend. I also said that my ...”
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RBC Visa Gold Preferred – Travel Rewards Credit Card
“I recently talked about the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Visa Infinite Avion which is ...”
The Moving Process – Changing Addresses
“This Saturday I am moving from a small one bedroom apartment (shared) to a large ...”
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What is Retirement?
“In a world that is obsessed with getting younger, immediate gratification, and the Mac Snack ...”
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How to Repay Your Canadian Student Loan
“Do you have a student loan? Want to figure out how long your student loan ...”
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Knowing your Bank: Citizens Bank of Canada
“Banknerd.ca is going to start a series about banks in Canada. This series that will ...”
Small Choices, Big Difference: Part I
“This is part one in a three part series. Here is part two and part ...”
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Combining Finances: Long Term Dating
“This is the third post in a series called Combining Finances.Once you've been dating for ...”
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Money Well Spent: Part II
“In my previous post on money well spent, I explained some of my thoughts on ...”
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Combining Finances: Developing Friendship
“This is the first post in a series called Combining Finances.In just over four months, ...”
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Money Well Spent: Part I
“There's an often cited example of personal finance that revolves around the issue of a ...”
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Weekend Review 28.03.09
“So The Great Blog Off has entered its voting week. According to my count, I ...”
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Grocery Roundup
“I'm looking forward to breakfast on Saturday morning. For me, most breakfasts are eaten alone, ...”
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How to Start An Emergency Fund
“Do you want to feel free financially? Do you want to reduce stress on your ...”
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A Look Forward
“Last week I wrote about the slow start that I was having trying to make ...”
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Weekend Review 21.03.09
“This past week on blog.alan.schram I managed to post once a day, every weekday at ...”
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The Biggest Barrier to Financial Freedom is Ourselves
“If personal finance was easy, everyone would be a millionaire.Financial freedom, as I'm learning, is ...”
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Ignorance and Fear
“I think a lot of us are afraid. We're afraid because the economy is in ...”
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The Credit Crisis Explained
“So, apparently the economy is in a "recession".Now, I know enough about what is going ...”
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Motivation
“One of my dreams is to be able to earn an income writing. A few ...”
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A Slow Start
“Through Associated Content, in the past week I've managed to earn three cents. Granted, there ...”
A Priority Shakedown
“I often have the chance to go into schools while I'm reading meters. A couple ...”
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What Kind of Money Do You Want?
“My job allows me to see lots of different houses. I see old houses, overgrown ...”
Why Save Money?
“It's 10:00 on a Tuesday night, and I'm exhausted. I just got back from a ...”
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How to Set Up an Online Savings Account
“By the end of this post you'll have the chance to earn yourself $13. If ...”
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A Day of Writing
“Don't forget to check out The Great Blog Off! Personal finance posts will continue on ...”
What's Your Time Worth?
“Lately I've been trying to put a price on my time. It's not that I'm ...”
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Life Worth Living
“In April of 2008, I graduated from college. At the time I was dating a ...”
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The Great Blog Off
“Welcome, Great Blog Off Voters!The Great Blog Off is a joint venture between myself and ...”
So It Begins
“I've begun to write content for www.associatedcontent.com. They are a paid to write website, where ...”
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