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The Top Prepaid Wireless Plan Comparison (2016)

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Back in 2008, I wrote an article about the best prepaid wireless providers in Canada.  My spouse and I were both low volume users, so a prepaid wireless plan made sense to help keep costs low. Since 2008 however, I changed to an employer that provided a cell phone as a perk.  So all we really needed…

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Banking as a Couple – BMO PlanShare Review

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO. I was a little hesitant at first when BMO contacted me to review one of their product features.  The reason is that most retail bank account usually involves high fees.  However, after reading more about BMO PlanShare, I started to see the possibilities for…

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Laser Eye Surgery: Is it Worth It?

This year marks my fifth year anniversary since getting laser eye surgery. CBC Marketplace recently aired a segment on Lasik MD, the leading provider of laser vision correction in Canada, so I thought this would be the perfect time to write about my experience. If you’re fed up with glasses like I was, you’ve probably…

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RBC and Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum…Debit Card?

This is a guest post by Clare. When one conjures up the images of points programs and banking, usually you think of credit cards (especially Master Cards, since Visas never seem to have no-fee credit cards that are decent). It’s not very common that you see generous reward bonuses being attached to debit card programs.…

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Why we Switched Our Cell Phone from Rogers to PC Mobile

I’ve been a Rogers cell phone customer for over 10 years.  Up until last month, everything was great.  I had  a robust plan for a value price, mostly due to negotiating with their customer retentions department on an annual basis.  I had 250 minutes, unlimited rogers to rogers, unlimited after 6pm, unlimited text/picture messages, 100 …

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How to Maximize Loyalty Reward Points

How many of you are a member of a loyalty points program?  I’m willing to bet that most of you are part of some program, likely it’s in one of the more popular programs like  Aeroplan, Air Miles, Esso, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), or even Shoppers Drug Mart.  Personally, I have accounts with all mentioned,…

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Top Financial Products For Canadians

I’ve often written about financial products in the past, reviewing various offerings and comparing the competition.  However, I’ve never written a summary post of what I think are the best financial products out there for Canadians. Mind you, I realize that everyone has different needs, but for me, low cost and high value are the…

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Groupon Review – Is it Here to Stay?

With group buying being the next big thing, I thought it would be a good time to talk a little bit about one of the more well known companies in this space called Groupon.  Another reason is that here in NL, the market is small, and Groupon is the only company who is locally on…

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