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Money Talks: Volume 14

1 March 2013

For those of you getting tired of all the RRSP talk, you’ll be happy to know that this week’s reading around the web included topics of the more everyday variety. Helpful tips to save you money on general purchases and your mortgage, along with some history made in Calgary, it’s all very interesting!

Personal Finance

This week the Canadian Finance Blog has six great items for less than $100 – from the hi-tech to good old fashioned fun!

Sure, you picked up that new ride in your driveway for a cheap bargain; but how much does owning a car really cost you? Everyday Money looks at just how much.

Canadian Finance

Once again, the loonie drops – this time to its lowest point since last summer. The Montreal Gazette reports.

Okay so there’s no RRSP talk in this week’s edition, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about your retirement completely. Boomer & Echo sure haven’t, and this week they look at whether our CPP needs to be beefed up.


Speaking of saving money, who doesn’t want to save on their mortgages? Gail Vaz-Oxlade wants you to, and that’s why this week she gives you three easy ways to save money on your mortgage.

According to RBC, you’ll also be able to pay off your mortgage faster because it will be cheaper! The bank says that home affordability is up, as reported by the Mortgage Options blog.

A home may not be as affordable in Calgary, where history was just made with the highest MLS sale ever on record – a whopping $10.35 million. The Calgary Herald has the details.

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