Navigating financial differences in your relationship

I remember going out with my then-boyfriend over a decade ago, when we were university students living on ramen (me) and McDonalds (him). While paying for the subway there was a mix-up at the fare booth. I’d made change from a $10 bill so I could deposit the $2.75 fare, but before I knew it…

Win a Crane Drinks Cider Bundle

Reading Time: 2 mins Get this great cider-rific prize thanks to Crane Drinks! The Prize Cranes Drinks are giving you the chance to win a bundle of their tantalising fruit ciders, which come in three refreshing flavours: Blueberries & Apples; Cranberries & Limes and Raspberries & Pomegranates. Cranes Ciders are handcrafted by co-founders and identical…

Win Pati & Coco chocolate dessert pots

Reading Time: 2 mins Win this Valentine’s Day themed prize this week from Pati & Coco. The Prize Pati & Coco is a divine new multi-layered, multi-textured chocolate dessert that engages and stimulates all the senses and provides a moment of pure indulgence that demands your full attention. This little pot of chocolate heaven is…

Win a PetSafe Microchip Cat Flap worth £61.99

Reading Time: 2 mins Keep your cat happy and exclusive! The Prize Three lucky readers are in with the chance of winning a high-tech PetSafe® Microchip Cat Flap, worth £61.99. The snazzy pet door is easy to install and gives furry friends the freedom they crave while keeping out unwanted visitors. The cat flap works by reading a cat’s…

10 Top Tips For Affordable Travel

Reading Time: 4 mins If you’re looking for ways to travel on a budget but you’re unsure where to start then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’ve been travelling for years or you’re just getting started, knowing where you can cut costs is extremely beneficial and can save you…

Wealthsimple review 2020

You may have seen Wealthsimple’s slick ads featuring frank talk about finances from Hollywood actors such as Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza, or its highly relatable celebrity social media posts, like Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness declaring his First Financial Principle: “I’m a girl who has to stop herself from shopping.” But, smart marketing aside,…

Do you have too many shares in one company?

Economist and Nobel Memorial Prize winner Harry Markowitz once said that diversification is the only free lunch in finance. In other words, diversification can reduce risk and volatility with no cost or reduction in returns. That is not to say that someone may not get lucky by buying a single stock or having a large…

Canadians are still paying too much in investment fees

You’d think after decades hearing and reading about the long-term impact of high investment management fees on our retirement nest eggs, Canadian investors would have gotten the message by now. Among the more entertaining TV ad campaigns on this topic have been Questrade’s recent commercials about belatedly enlightened individual investors fending off the inane arguments…

Should you switch to a no-fee or low-fee bank account?

When I opened my main chequing account—about six jobs and two kids ago—I chose the bank because it had a branch in the building where I worked. Back then I visited the bank (and used its ATMs) more often and paid for things like coffee and lunch from the cash in my wallet. But now,…

How to give generous gifts without spending loads

Reading Time: 5 mins We all have that one month in a year that is just impossibly full of important birthdays that require gifts. For many of us, it also happens to fall over the festive season, which means we have a double gifting load. Well, the good news is you don’t actually need to…

Win back the money spent on online purchases with Boom25

Reading Time: 2 mins   Fancy winning back the money you just spent on a purchase you made online? No strings attached, with Boom25 you can do it. At BOOM25, every 25th customer is eligible to reclaim up to a full refund on their whole cart! That’s a 1 in 25 chance of winning…not bad…

Win a selection of LootLock accessories

Reading Time: 2 mins Keep your cards secure with LootLock. The Prize Speck is giving one lucky MoneyMagpie reader the chance to win a selection of its latest LootLock accessory. LootLock is a super-slim stick-on wallet that gives you a more secure way to hold up to 3 cards or cash. Its polycarbonate casing avoids…