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16 February 2017

The shared economy is a newer term often used to describe economic and social activity involving online transactions. The shared economy can take a variety of forms, and typically provides consumers with access to goods and services not normally available to them through commercial enterprises. This is especially true with accommodation rentals. According to Rachel Botsman’s book What’s Mine Is Yours, the peer-to-peer rental market is valued at $26 billion, with new services and platforms emerging frequently, and the most dominant of which is AirBnB.

Tips

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16 February 2017

How often do you shop online? Forester Research is predicting that Canadians will spend $39 billion online by 2019, representing 9.5% of all retail purchases in Canada. So what are we buying exactly? 

Tips

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16 February 2017

A survey of Canadians released by the Canadian Payroll Association in September 2016 revealed that 48% of Canadians said it would be hard to make ends meet if their pay cheque was delayed even just one week. 

Tips

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16 September 2013

According to the Canadian Bankers Association, there were 34,408 reports of stolen credit cards in Canada in 2012, with the average loss per account coming in at $532.52. In this blog, read tips on how to protect yourself against credit card theft, as well as steps to take if you find yourself in this situation. 

Travel

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26 June 2013

If you have entered our summer travel themed Facebook contest, thank you and good luck! (If not, what are you waiting for? There are great prizes to be won!)

We aren't all about contests though, it's summertime and many of us have travel on the brain. Are you thinking of booking travel this summer or perhaps you are waiting until the fall or winter for that getaway?  If so, here's our list of top 3 things to know before you book!

Tips

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04 March 2013

Fraud Prevention Month, a month-long national initiative that helps Canadians recognize, prevent and report fraudulent activities, kicked off today. As in previous years, we’re going to mark this important event by sharing information with you throughout the month that’ll help reduce your odds of being targeted by fraudsters. First up: smartphones and the importance of protecting your data.

Tips

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16 July 2012

If you have a furry-footed family member, chances are you’ve heard the term “pet insurance.”

Tips

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25 June 2012

After years of searching, my friend has finally found the perfect house. Now comes the packing, cleaning and moving. When we imagine what our furniture will look like in our new home, we don’t pictures broken lamps, scratched chairs or dented bookshelves. But no matter how close or far you are moving, or how careful people are, accidents can happen. It is important to review your moving insurance before you move.