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Is paying off debt with a $250,000 inheritance a good idea?

Q. I have a question about my soon-to-be gift/early inheritance. My amazing parents are (as I type!) downsizing and moving into a seniors community. With this downsizing, they have decided to gift between $200,000 and $250,000 to me when the literal and figurative dust settles, which should be abou ...

Tech Talk for Friday March 8th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Friday March 8th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 21 points in pre-opening trade. The drop in index futures was prompted by a 4.4% fall by the Shanghai Composite Index following news of a slowdown in Chinese trade. Index futures m ...

Canada’s Best Credit Cards 2019

It goes without saying that finding the right credit card could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars a year. Whether you’re looking for lower fees, higher net reward points or simply valuable perks like travel medical insurance or rental car savings, every dollar counts. If you use your ...

Canada’s Best Cash Back Credit Cards 2019

Nothing could be easier to understand than a cash back credit card. You get a small percentage back on everything you buy on the card and the reward comes in the form of cash back, meaning money. The beauty is that you can spend these cash back rewards on anything you want. So they’re flexible to ...

Canada’s Best Rewards Credit Cards 2019

When considering a good overall rewards card, you have to consider the entire package of goodies before making a final choice. You’ll pay an annual fee with these cards but will get terrific bang for your buck. Whether it’s a spending bonus, VIP lounge access, super high cash-back rewards, or n ...

Canada’s Best Travel Credit Cards 2019

With a good travel credit card, travel suddenly becomes affordable. And it helps if you sign up for the right travel credit card—one that doesn’t just focus on points, but also has perks like companion flights, amazing insurance coverage and flexibility with transferring points between cards. T ...

Canada’s Best Student Credit Cards 2019

If you’re a student looking to build a credit history, a simple no-fee card that offers a great combination of generous rewards and low annual fees is exactly what you need. The key is to be responsible with your spending and pay off the balance every month so that buying a first car or home in t ...

Canada’s Best Low Interest Credit Cards 2019

If you know you’ll likely be carrying some debt on your credit card from month-to-month—or simply trying to pay off a balance—then a low-interest credit card is a good choice for you. After all, why lock yourself into the typical 19.99% credit card interest rate when you have the option to pa ...

Financial Independence, Retire Early. How to set your life savings on FIRE

Wouldn’t it be nice to retire a lot earlier? For a growing number of us, Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) is the name of the game.  Retiring early is a very ambitious idea. Still, it’s particularly en vogue among millennials. The big idea: make money, save a ton of it, then retire a ...

5 from 5i: Lessons from Horse Racing

Weekly stock market update & five stock related articles we thought were a must-read this week ...