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How to avoid the temptation of ‘revenge spending’ as economic activity resumes

June 22, 2021 9:56 am As lockdown restrictions ease and more vaccinations are doled out, many Canadians are eager to make up for lost time when it comes to their...

Representative for 17,000 Sears Canada retirees says insolvency laws are unjust

June 8, 2021 3:16 pm TORONTO — A court-appointed representative for Sears Canada retirees said Tuesday that Canada's bankruptcy laws should be changed to avoid future financial hardship for members...

Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low

June 8, 2021 11:11 am Equifax says the debt profile of Canadians has changed throughout the pandemic, with mortgages accounting for a larger portion of people's debt. The company said Tuesday...

Home renovation savings prove elusive as wood prices at record highs

May 7, 2021 2:31 pm CALGARY — Canadian consumers have many ways to save money on home renovations despite a pandemic-driven surge in demand that has jolted lumber and construction...

Parents say federal subsidized childcare plan would fully change financial future

May 4, 2021 9:46 am Deepti Avinash has always pictured having a family with three kids. But as she tries to find childcare services for her first daughter in Toronto’s...

Low student loan interest rates could be an opportunity for head start on investing

April 27, 2021 9:01 am When the federal government set the interest rate for federal student loans at zero and provincial interest rates were set at a low 3.5 per...

Small businesses move to lock in rental deals amid low vacancy rates

April 16, 2021 12:01 pm When Sohel Imani went looking for a second location for his bike shop in Toronto’s West End, he knew he’d be able to leverage the...

Strategize when ordering meal kits for one, families, picky eaters and special diets

April 15, 2021 10:11 am TORONTO — For Jason Kucherawy, dinnertime requires serious organization. The Toronto tour company owner will try anything, his wife mostly sticks with a vegetarian diet but...

OSC study finds COVID-19 pandemic impacts retail investors unevenly

April 12, 2021 1:02 pm TORONTO — The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting retail investors differently, with most trying to endure the hardship and uncertainty, according to a study by Ontario's...

Watch the details to help avoid financial headaches when filing your return

April 8, 2021 9:01 am OTTAWA — The devil is in the details and your income tax return is no exception. As the filing deadline at the end of the month...

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Asian markets lower on virus worries after Wall Street slips

August 2, 2021 10:31 pm BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday as jitters about the fast spread of the...

Nicaragua party lists presidential candidate despite arrests

August 2, 2021 9:41 pm MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A conservative coalition registered a former leader of the 1980s Contra rebels Monday as a presidential...

Report details dramatic hot-air balloon crash in New England

August 2, 2021 9:31 pm PIERMONT, N.H. (AP) — A preliminary report released Monday details how three passengers were able to radio for help and...