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Are you frugal or cheap? There’s a fine line between the two as Boomer explains, and some people do things they consider to be frugal but others see as cheap.
Interac (debit card) fraud occurs much less than credit card fraud, but it’s still a big deal. Barry explains what steps are being taken to prevent Interac fraud.
Students now have another way to pay their tuition – using Aeroplan points. It was recently announced that students will now be able to use Aeroplan points to pay their tuition at post-secondary schools. It will be interesting to see if this idea takes off in the future.
The household debt ratio has hit an all-time high, and the average household now owes $1.63 for every $1 in disposable income.
Are your kids ruining your retirement? The Financial Post looks at some families who have been forced to spend more than they planned for on their grown children – and it’s cutting into their retirement savings.
Penn West Petroleum recently cut their dividend and has publicly said it is struggling to meet bond covenants as the company deals with falling oil prices.
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A recent study showed that more of us are looking at investing ethically and avoiding companies that are deemed to have used unethical practices. Do you invest based on the ethics of a company?
Have you ever considered the economics of pro wrestling? Me neither, and many of us haven’t – but there’s a very interesting side to the industry itself – professional photography, tanning and expensive protein are all costs that they must pay. Martin’s firsthand story is a must-read.
Tawcan recently reported his February dividend income, and it’s an impressive $864!
Christine recently overcame her fear of filing her own taxes. The process seems pretty complicated at first especially for those who aren’t finance majors but it’s actually pretty straight forward (and fun – because it sometimes means you get money back).