The $100 gift card giveaway is back! Read the details below on how you can take advantage of this offer.
Jason Heath wrote an interesting piece about why living off your dividends in retirement might be a mistake. Personally I would rather have my money outlive me than the other way around.
Do you use Uber? Barry from Money We Have writes about whether you should use Uber. In a perfectly free market I think the consumer should have plenty of options available when it comes to transportation, but in my city there has been some resistance in bringing it here due to licensing, insurance, etc.
Christine from the Wallet Diet has launched her new business – Host Call. The business serves the growing niche of property owners who rent their places out on Airbnb but don’t have the time to manage the day-to-day tasks, which her company (Host Call) takes care of. Best of luck to her in her new business!
Mark Seed explains that everyone should just get over it, everyone wins with the new $10,000 TFSA limit.
Jason describes how investors tend to focus on market extremes while neglecting everything in between. It’s easy to get caught up in the headlines but it’s important to focus on having a long term strategy and sticking to it.
Over at Canadian Budget Binder there is an interesting piece on why financial advice from rich people makes sense. There are no fast ways to accumulate wealth (legally) and rich people tend to be conservative and frugal with their money.
Alan has a funny article on financial first date questions – including how many credit cards the person has, if they have declared bankruptcy and how much their purse cost (assuming they have one).
Marie from Boomer & Echo takes a look at the family car – then and now.
A recent survey showed that more of us are using credit cards over cash for our purchases. With credit cards offering lucrative rewards it makes sense to take advantage of them (assuming the balance is paid off monthly).
$100 Gift Card Offer
The $100 gift card offer is back, and there’s never been a better time to get the Scotiabank Momentum Visa Infinite (rated the top cash back card last year).
I use the card myself and last year earned about $550 in cash back, significantly more than I would have earned using other cards.
The card is currently the top cash back card in the country and pays:
- 4% cash back on gas/grocery purchases
- 2% cash back on drug store purchases
- 2% cash back on recurring payments (cell phone bill, gym membership, etc)
- 1% cash back on everything else
Anyone who signs up now is eligible for a $100 gift card for Amazon, Starbucks, Best Buy or the Ultimate Dining Card (various restaurants). They also waive the annual $99 fee for the first year, which means you get $200 in value.