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Winnipeg Free Press: Personal Finance


New cryptocurrencies offering more than just a way to pay for things online
Published Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:01:14 CDT

OTTAWA - The success of bitcoin has spurred the launch of hundreds of copycat digital payment systems looking to cash in on the popularity of the cryptocurrency. But now a new ...... . . .

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Why your friend has a better credit score than you
Published Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:19:09 CDT

Tia Chambers checked her credit score for the first time at age 23, after watching a friend check his, she says. "I said, 'Oh boy, my credit score has to be ... . . .

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Vulnerability of indebted households to hit 'historic' levels as rates rise: PBO
Published Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:09 CDT

OTTAWA - The expected, gradual rise of interest rates over the next few years is poised to push the financial vulnerability of indebted Canadian households well above levels seen over ... . . .

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Staycations a frugal summer vacation alternative
Published Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:01:05 CDT

(Special) - With the low Canadian dollar, higher summer gas prices and global travel uncertainties such as terrorist attacks and threats, many Canadians may be having second thoughts about travelling ... . . .

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Forecast for food inflation lowered, but meat prices to jump in 2017: report
Published Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:58:03 CDT

TORONTO - The researchers behind Canada's annual food price report say that while they expect food inflation to be slightly lower this year than previously estimated, shoppers should expect big ... . . .

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Retirement's rude awakening
Published Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:11:14 CDT

CERTIFIED financial planner Ken Nolin is not ready for retirement just yet, but the financial adviser with Investors Group Private Wealth Management still likes to spend a few times a ... . . .

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How to thwart the growing threat of financial abuse of the elderly
Published Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:01:05 CDT

TORONTO - Elder abuse expert Lynn McDonald routinely fields calls concerning financial exploitation, but none more dramatic than a recent incident involving a woman in Saskatchewan who was nearly bankrupted ... . . .

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Home sales across Canada register biggest monthly decline in nearly 5 years
Published Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:00:10 CDT

OTTAWA - Home sales across the country dropped sharply last month, driven by a plunge in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) after the Ontario government imposed a tax on foreign ... . . .

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Sweating a possible rate hike? Lock in your mortgage now, experts say
Published Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:49:08 CDT

OTTAWA - Homeowners with variable rate mortgages losing sleep over the increased chatter about a potential interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada should consider locking their rates in ... . . .

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A problem of principal
Published Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:32:11 CDT

The principal residence exemption is one of the greatest tax breaks out there that many Canadians don’t even have to be all that aware of… unless they own a second ... . . .

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