Category Archives: Save Money

Former O2 customers refunded after being overcharged for exit fees

‘I was overcharged in 2013 and now I’ve got a cheque for 18p’ Several former customers have posted on social media about their refunds, with some including images of the letters they’ve received from O2. The letters include a cheque for the refund, plus 4% interest.  Early termination charges are sometimes charged by firms when a customer leaves their contract before their minimum term is over. O2 generally works out these fees by adding together all agreed monthly […]

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Is wealth insurance a good estate planning tool?

Q. I’ve seen ads by the Canadian banks for a product called “wealth insurance.” Is it new? What are the pros and cons? And could it help me with tax savings in my estate plan?–Charles A. Depending on your spending needs, investment strategy and other factors, “wealth insurance” may be an option to consider, Charles. It’s not new, though. To understand what wealth insurance is, we should start with the basics. There are two primary types of […]

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Apple announces new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro – how to find the cheapest pre-order deals

Of course, buying a new iPhone is never MoneySaving, and early adopters usually pay the most. But if you’re desperate to get your hands on the latest handset anyway, make sure you buy it as cheaply as you can. The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are now available to pre-order, ahead of the on-sale date next Friday (20 September). See our round-up of the best pre-order deals, where buying in the wrong way could cost you […]

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Why small markets can see outsized returns

There’s no place like home for Canadian investors, with most people perfectly happy to put the majority of their money in domestic equities. Some of the fund managers I’ve spoken to over the years put our average allocation to Canadian stocks at around 70% to 80%—and for some it’s much higher—although our market only makes up about 3% of the MSCI All-Country World Index.  One of the main reasons why people need to branch out is that […]

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How To Watch Football Without Cable

Cutting the cord is easier than ever – unless you’re a sports fan. Even as the major sports organizations reluctantly shift away from an outdated broadcasting model, it’s still hard to catch all the action without a cable subscription. But in 2019, there are more ways to watch than ever before. As football season heats up, it’s time to come up with a solid viewing plan. Here are the best options. Hulu + Live TV Hulu is […]

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Iceland customers left unable to use their Bonus Cards online – here’s how to get your money back

How do supermarket savings schemes work? Supermarket savings schemes encourage you to save your cash with them to grab a bonus, and often promote the idea of saving throughout the year for Christmas. But as we warn with all these types of supermarket saving schemes, while they can work out well for you, it isn’t the supermarket being generous. You must spend the cash at that specific retailer, so they effectively lock in your custom. It’s also important […]

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How to Save on Your Next TV Purchase

From the Mint team: Mint may be compensated if you click on the links to our issuer partners’ offers that appear in this article, including Chase. Our partners do not endorse, review or approve the content. Any links to Mint Partners were added after the creation of the posting.  Mint Partners had no influence on the creation, direction or focus of this article unless otherwise specifically stated. We’re in a golden age of television. From premium content […]

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Sky Broadband launches new Wi-Fi guarantee add-on – but is it worth it?

It costs an extra £5/month for its ‘Boost’ package, and new and existing customers will be locked into a new contract for a minimum of 18 months to guarantee 3Mb speed in any room in the house. Though 3Mb is technically enough for streaming (Sky Go, Netflix etc), it’s a fraction of its standard ‘Essentials’ package, which has average speeds of 11Mb. Sky joins BT in charging for its version of ‘Complete Wi-Fi’, while other providers offer […]

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How should this young couple invest an extra $10,000 annually?

Q. My wife Brianna, who’s 30, is a teacher. I’m 35, and work for the government. We have just completed building a new home and are expecting our first baby. While things will be tight with her going on maternity leave, we will have about $10,000 annually to invest for the next few years. What should be our order of priority for investing: RRSP, TFSA, RESP, or paying down our mortgage? We both have defined benefit pension […]

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How Much Money Should You Keep in Your Checking Account?

Your checking account is held at a bank or credit union that allows withdrawals, deposits, and payments. The money in a checking account is liquid—meaning you can retrieve it or spend it immediately.  Many checking accounts are free and are great for everyday spending, automatic bill payments, and ATM withdrawals. Having a checking account gives you access to liquid funds and an easy way to manage your cash flow.  When you have enough funds in your checking […]

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