Travel

9 things you should always buy at Dollarama

Oh, Dollarama. The store with long aisles, bright lighting and jam-packed (but perfectly organized) shelves may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there are serious bargains to be had. Think of shopping at Dollarama as you would hunting for treasure at an antique sale — you have to wade throu ...

9 things to always buy at Dollarama

Oh, Dollarama. The store with long aisles, bright lighting and jam-packed (but perfectly organized) shelves may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there are serious bargains to be had. Think of shopping at Dollarama as you would hunting for treasure at an antique sale — you have to wade throu ...

How this retiree spends $1,100 a week

Barbara is a 68-year-old retiree in Kelowna, B.C., whose husband died last year. Making a sad situation even worse was mounting financial worry. “For years, I never worried about money. If I wanted something, I bought it,” says Barbara. She’s now faced with learning to budget on a fixed pens ...

How to plan a Europe trip for less than $2,500

Your first Eurotrip is something you’ll never forget. With so many different countries and experiences to choose from, it may be impossible to decide on what to do and what to see. But regardless of where you end up, there’s no denying that you won’t be disappointed. However, if you’re a so ...

Easy ways to rack up more travel rewards

—In partnership with Scotiabank— Whether you have an epic dream vacation in mind or just want to see more of the world without breaking the bank, travel rewards can be an excellent way to turn your spending into a windfall of freebies. In theory, at least. For most Cana ...

The ABCs of an RESP

Today’s Canadian students are paying through the nose for ever-higher post-secondary tuition. which is probably why so many Canadian graduates have regrets about student debt. In a way, that regret is actually a good thing. It means these kids take personal finances seriously and want to get o ...

Are Shaun and Kara on track to retire in four years?

iStock Shaun, 54, and Kara, 52, who live in Calgary, have $815,000 of their savings in U.S. stock and retirement funds. They also have TFSA and RRSPs in Canadian investments. How do they draw down their portfolio to minimize taxes so that they can achieve $60,000 annually in income starting in fo ...

Can Shaun and Kara retire in four years?

iStock Shaun, 54, and Kara, 52, who live in Calgary, have $815,000 of their savings in U.S. stock and retirement funds. They also have TFSA and RRSPs in Canadian investments. How do they draw down their portfolio to minimize taxes so that they can achieve $60,000 annually in income starting in fo ...

Google launches new job search function in Canada

(Pexels) TORONTO — Google is wading into Canada’s employment market with a new search feature and a $1 million investment into a forthcoming jobs platform. The technology giant announced Thursday that it had rolled out new search capabilities for Canadian users, allowing job seekers to browse ...

8 ways to collect more Air Miles faster and redeem smarter

I’ve been an ad hoc collector of Air Miles for years but never really turned my full attention to upping my balance of points until this year. There had to be more to Air Miles than just showing my card at Shell gas stations and Metro grocery stores and getting a few points when I purchased groce ...