Investing in “unprecedented times”

This year’s unprecedented combination of pandemic panic and election uncertainty may have you side-eyeing the stock market. But even now, for Canadians who are in a financial position to do so, investing is still one of the best ways to grow your wealth. And while you can’t eliminate risk, you can work to help mitigate…

You’re not the only one ghosting companies that don’t do digital well

With businesses in and out of lockdown and Canadians staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, digital commerce has become a lifeline. Even consumers who were previously reluctant to shop or bank online are now embracing remote technologies, and demanding that companies and service providers step up their digital game, a recent survey has…

5 Saving tips for prescription glasses and contact lenses

Reading Time: 2 mins If you’ve been wearing glasses for a while, you’ll know that while they are necessary they are not cheap. Being forced to spend on new lenses, constant contact lens renewals or broken/scratched frames, can be a real purse emptier. But here are some tips for saving some pennies when it comes…

Win a Bundle of National Geographic Dig Kits

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a Bundle of National Geographic Dig Kits from Bandai! The Prize Calling all budding scientists, palaeontologists, treasure hunters and all those in-between! We’ve teamed up with Bandai UK to giveaway a brilliant bundle of National Geographic Dig Kits just in time for Christmas! Enjoy countless hours of fun as you…

Win a £50 Voucher for Frank Dale Foods

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a £50 Voucher to spend with Frank Dale Foods! The Prize Christmas celebrations are likely to be quite different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge. Treat yourself to some amazing quality frozen miniature gastronomic treats delivered straight to your door by Frank Dale, a new special…

Smart holiday spending

How much do you plan to spend on holiday gifts this year? If you’re anything like the average Canadian then you’ll likely fork out $1,104 on gifts this season, according to PwC’s 2020 Canadian holiday outlook report. That’s nearly a third less than we spent last year ($1,593), but experts warn you could end up…

Don’t be a fraud victim—the top 3 COVID scams to avoid

From CERB fraud emails to CRA scam texts to Revenue Canada fake calls, has there been a week since March 2020 when you haven’t been sent a worrisome link or asked for personal and confidential information? Likely not. And Jeff Thomson knows this too well. Throughout his 20-year career at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC),…

Unique ideas for your last will and testament

When you write a will, it is your opportunity to ensure your final financial and other wishes are carried out by your executors. given how many people have no will at all, I am happy to see technology is making it easier to prepare and sign a will without having to leave home. But there…

Win an Airbrush Make-Up System (Worth £229)

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a Airbrush Make-Up System, worth £229, from Airbase Make-Up! The Prize Discover the secret of fast and flawless beauty at home. Loved by celebrities, adored by professional makeup artists and used on TV for that ultra HD finish, Airbase Make-Up brings you the fast and flawless way to apply your…

Making sense of the markets this week: November 30

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. The 10 biggest stocks won big over the last 10 years This decade belonged to the winners, says Michael Batnick on The Irrelevant Investor. From that post…  “…if you owned a portfolio of the 10 largest stocks…

Win a Design Your Own Fragrance Gift Set

Reading Time: 2 mins Win a Design Your Own Fragrance Gift Set from The Perfume Studio, worth £49! The Prize Discover luxury fragrance with a twist – a twist of your own that is. Blend your own signature scent from a collection of 6 fragrance accords complete with blotters, guide, and 30ml fragrance atomiser. Name…

Best Discount Code Sites for Christmas Gifts

Reading Time: 4 mins Discount code sites are a fantastic way to save cash throughout the year! With Black Friday well and truly upon us (and then Cyber Monday… and then December deals…) you can use these sites to combine discounts for a serious bargain here and there. Here’s our pick of the best discount…