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Three Things Keeping Me Awake at Night

Three Things Keeping Me Awake at Night

Introduction The holiday season is traditionally a time to reflect on the events of the past year, and to look ahead at what may be in store for next…

How to turn unwanted gifts into useful money

How to turn unwanted gifts into useful money

Where you sell unwanted gifts can have a huge effect on how much you make. On Kijiji, TVs, gaming consoles, laptops, smartphones and speakers are among the most searched items…

For 2018, try focusing on your life instead of the stuff you buy

By Gail Vaz-OxladeSpecial to the Star Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 Only spending what you can afford seems like such a no-brainer. So why do so many people spend money they…

Bank of Canada announces finalists for the third annual Governor’s Challenge

Bank of Canada announces finalists for the third annual Governor’s Challenge

The Bank of Canada today announced the finalists for the 2017–18 edition of The Governor’s Challenge, a competition in which university students simulate the role of advisor to the Bank’s Governing…

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is…

How not to make the same money mistakes as baby boomers

How not to make the same money mistakes as baby boomers

By Gail Vaz-OxladeSpecial to the Star Sun., Dec. 3, 2017 Now that the baby boomers are starting to retire it seems they’re not as good at it as they thought…

Wedding guests need to watch their spending too

Wedding guests need to watch their spending too

By Steve RosenTribune News Service Mon., Nov. 27, 2017 No doubt about it, spending on a wedding can easily get out of control for the bride and groom, their families,…

Bank of Canada Review – Autumn 2017

Bank of Canada Review – Autumn 2017

Is shale oil production in the United States a factor in the 2014 oil price decline? Which methods of payment are commonly accepted by merchants in Canada? Bank researchers share…

Utilities get no respect – but they’ll make money for you

Utilities get no respect – but they’ll make money for you

Utility stocks are the Rodney Dangerfield of the investment world: They get no respect. They don’t have the glamour of the high-tech companies. They lack the prestige of the big…

Expedia goes the extra distance over customer disputes: Roseman

Expedia goes the extra distance over customer disputes: Roseman

“While the hotel declined to give a refund due to its own non-refundable policy, Expedia has gone ahead and refunded Ms. Zhen the cost of the reservation,” he said. Paid…

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