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Don't let the low loonie clip your wings: Here are the top destinations for Canadian travellers

You always dreamt of attending the Olympics? Now is your chance and the Canadian dollar might help the fantasy along.

“It’s there for the taking. The Brazilian real is declining,” says Michael Duchesne, publisher for Travelzoo Canada, which has cited Rio de Janeiro as one of its top five destinations for Canadians in 2016. 629 more words

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The cross-continent odyssey that this family took to Florida, all to save their travel points

There are direct flights to Florida and then there’s the route Jodi Echakowitz took, which involved two airports and a rental car.

The Toronto public relations and digital marketing strategist was on a mission: To use up her stagnating Air Miles and Aeroplan loyalty points any way she could — a predicament millions of Canadians are frustrated by on an ongoing basis. 704 more words


Are you a Canadian cash hoarder? Here’s why you shouldn’t run and hide

Run and hide. That’s what people do when they’re scared and a new report says that’s the path Canadians are following as they face a volatile stock market that is driving their fear. 816 more words


When volatility scares you: Is it time for investors to buy or sell?

If investors really believed the old axiom that they should sell when others are greedy and buy when everyone is fearful, then today’s CIBC World Markets report on record cash levels should be all the motivation necessary to start putting money to work in the Canadian stock market. 578 more words

Managing Wealth

Financial Post's top 10 personal finance stories of 2015

2015 was another year that saw Canadians sink deeper into the red with average households hanging on to $1.64 in debt for every dollar of disposable income. 258 more words

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Canadians slightly less confident in finances heading into 2016

A majority of Canadians remain confident about their finances heading into 2016, but the percentage holding a positive view is down from a year ago, according to a new poll from one of the country’s big banks. 328 more words


Keep your New Year's resolution in your pocket with one of these finance-focused apps

Making resolutions is easy, but actually keeping them can be a real challenge. Just think about all those pesky ones you recycle year after year, and hope to actually keep this time around. 1,423 more words