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Money Talks: Volume 5

21 December 2012

It’s the Christmas season, and who isn’t thinking about their finances? This week we have all kinds of money-saving tips for you and the hottest news from the mortgage market. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Personal Finance

This week, the Canadian Finance Blog examined the true cost of certain items, and how cheap doesn’t always mean better.

There’s a good chance that you’ll get at least one gift card this holiday season. But what do you do if you don’t want it? RateSupermarket has tips on how to get cold hard cash for them!

Travelling over the holidays? Don’t want to pay excess baggage fees? Everyday Money takes a humorous look at one desperate traveler’s strategy to avoid that fee!

Do you know what you’ll be worth at the end of the year? Gail Vaz-Oxlade encourages you to find out!


With new federal rules and new rules from the OSFI, the mortgage market is seeing some drastic changes. Canadian Mortgage Trends looks at other ways how it’s changing too.

Do you the difference between a mortgage, and a mortgage note? Bigger Pockets explains in detail, what a mortgage note is, and why people sometimes use them.

When you have extra cash, what do you do with it? Pay off your mortgage or invest? Boomer & Echo looks at that exact question.

Housing Market

CREA News sheds the light on the housing market update – and it’s not good.

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