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Canada Sends $27M to Venezuela as They Face Refugee Crisis Amid...

Source: The Canadian Press, globalnews.ca, May 26, 2020 Health care and education systems of Venezuela's neighbouring countries are strained as they absorb five million refugees...

As Virus Costs Soar, UK Borrowing Costs at All-Time High

Source: John Paul Tasker, cbc.ca, May 21, 2020 Ultimately, economists say taxes will have to rise, or spending cut. Government borrowing surged to £62bn in April,...

Canada Child Benefit Recipients Will See a $300 Boost This Month

Source: John Paul Tasker, cbc.ca, May 21, 2020 Families who now collect the CCB — regardless of how much they normally receive — will receive...

Has COVID-19 Made This a Good Time to Buy a House?

Source: Erica Alini, globalnews.ca, May 19, 2020 The short answer is: it's complicated Many prospective homebuyers in Canada’s priciest markets are wondering whether the economic crisis...

Spain Plans to Launch Basic Income for Most Vulnerable

Source: bbc.com, May 18, 2020 The scheme will prioritize families, including single-parent households. Spain's Socialist-led government plans to launch a monthly basic income scheme for the...

How to Increase Your Financial Resiliency

When it comes to your personal finances, it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Whether it’s an overall downturn as Canada faces an...

Three steps to managing your money in a cashless society

Canada is leading the world in financial technology, with cashless transactions using credit cards, contactless payments, e-transfers and phone apps now the social norm....

Americans Are Saving Like It’s the ’80s

Source: Matt Egan, saskatoon.ctvnews.ca, May 13, 2020 Fear of job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are drastically scaling back their credit card debt,...

Fears of a COVID-19 Second Wave Hold Loonie in Place

Source: MarketsFarm, Producer.com, May 13, 2020 Thanks to the production cuts announced by Saudi Arabia on Monday, benchmark crude oil prices were steady to higher...

Increase Your Home’s Value by Investing in Your Basement

When it comes to return on investment, a basement reno is one of the smartest home improvements you can make. Whether you’re planning on...
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