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Liberals looking to make home buying more affordable for millennials: Morneau

Housing is expected to be a prominent campaign issue ahead of October’s federal election
The Trudeau government is looking for ways to make home-buying more affordable for millennials, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Tuesday as he held pre-budget public events in the Toronto suburbs.

New $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

The bill is also the first vertically-oriented banknote in Canada
Wanda Robson still finds it hard to believe that her big sister is the new face of the $10 bill — and the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote.

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PC Financial World Mastercard Review

PC Optimum is one of the most popular loyalty programs in Canada and if you want to maximize your earnings potential, then you need to sign up for one of the PC Financial Mastercards.

In total, there are three different PC Financial credit cards and which one you get is based on your household income.

What it takes to retire at 45

Konstantino is 27 and hopes to retire by 45. He wants to know how that impacts his RRSP versus TFSA savings strategy.
 Q: I’m 27 years old with a relatively healthy income of around $125,000. I’m aiming to get on the early retirement track with any luck and retire around the age of 45.

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Canadian Business Financing: Grants and Loans for Young Entrepreneurs in Canada

Accessing capital can be a frustrating process for young entrepreneurs.

Banks are low risk lenders, and quite often young entrepreneurs are not able to meet the qualifying criteria for traditional loans.

As a result, governments and organizations in many provinces offer secured loans, or possibly even grants, to qualifying young entrepreneurs.

Canada’s credit score obsession is leading people to make bad financial decisions

Canadians are obsessed with their credit scores. When it comes to thinking about their finances, that three-digit metric preoccupies many households across the country, particularly younger individuals and families who’ve binged on consumer debt and driven household borrowing levels to record highs. 

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Should You Co-Sign Your Mortgage?

Total household debt exceeded $2 trillion, with 65% of that amount locked up in mortgage loans. With the price of property in cities like Toronto skyrocketing, it has creating a worrying situation for policymakers.

How your credit score affects car insurance in different provinces

Your credit score plays a huge part in many financial decisions you may make-from getting a loan to applying for a mortgage.

While you might anticipate that a bad credit score will hinder your chances of making big purchases, or accessing a new line of credit, you probably wouldn’t think it comes into play when you’re hunting for car insurance.

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5 things you should know about RRSPs

Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) were introduced several decades ago to promote savings for retirement as a tax-sheltered investment vehicle.

You can open an RRSP as long as you have an earned income, have a social insurance number and have filed a tax return.

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Canadian Business Financing: Grants and Loans for Young Entrepreneurs in Canada

Accessing capital can be a frustrating process for young entrepreneurs.

Banks are low risk lenders, and quite often young entrepreneurs are not able to meet the qualifying criteria for traditional loans.

As a result, governments and organizations in many provinces offer secured loans, or possibly even grants, to qualifying young entrepreneurs.

3 BUDGETING APPS THAT WILL HELP KEEP YOUR FINANCES ON TRACK

Take control of your personal finances and be a budgeting boss with these three apps that’ll help you keep track of your spending habits.

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