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October 15, 2012 - 1:31pm
Now that the summer is officially over, many Canadian workers will resume their busy schedule of work-related travel. Whether flying abroad or just throughout Canada, this can be a hectic time of year and place a stress on the minds and bodies of professionals. In light of this, many travelling workers are always seeking ways to improve their work-related sojourns.
One approach to this...
October 8, 2012 - 1:31pm
Although they offer many advantages, one of the biggest perks of debit cards and credit cards is their ability to earn rewards for consumers. As the credit-card point trend has swelled, millions of Canadians have begun to pay more attention to the phenomenon, and have joined the movement in huge numbers.
October 1, 2012 - 1:31pm
The days of a cookie-cutter storefront are over. Many modern merchants find that to operate in today's market, they need to have a more flexible, more varied setup. For some, this means expanding their online retail options. For others, it requires a more aggressive approach to expansion. Another method many Canadian...
September 28, 2012 - 3:31am
As credit card companies compete with each other to attract customers, it appears that there is one clear winner: consumers. Each year, Canadians become more savvy about credit card rewards, and, increasingly, they are being presented with better, more flexible offerings.
Only a few years removed from a...
September 25, 2012 - 1:31pm
In the wake of the recession of the late 2000s, many money-saving trends emerged to help Canadians cope with diminished budgets. One of the most lasting of these has been the "staycation," where residents spend their time off away from work close to home in an effort to limit expenses. Even as the economy is heading toward recovery, staycations have remained an important part of many...
September 23, 2012 - 1:31pm
The last decade or so has seen an explosion of credit card rewards. Customers across Canada have begun to expect points and incentives every time they pay with plastic, which has helped the convenient payment method spread across the country. Because earning rewards is such a powerful incentive for many...
September 19, 2012 - 1:31pm
Since its introduction, the debit card has become one of Canada's most used forms of payment. In fact, according to Yahoo! Canada, it is the most popular non-cash form of payment. Consumers across the country use them millions of times a day because they offer convenience and security while carrying no...
September 14, 2012 - 1:31pm
With the summer ending, it is time for many Canadians to resume their regular commute to work and get their cars ready for the coming seasons. Many residents may have put off their routine maintenance until fall, which means that the next few weeks could be a busy time for vehicle repairs and upgrades.
As sad as it may be, the months of inclimate weather will be here before we know it,...
September 10, 2012 - 1:44pm
With monthly bills, groceries and car payments, it can be hard to stash money away in the case of an emergency. This is true around the world, and Canadians are no different. A recent poll by one of the nation's leading financial institutions found that almost half of all Canadians have no emergency funds.
Unsurprisingly, this is especially true of young people. Only 51 percent of...
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