NEW YORK—The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now’s the time to make sure that $95 annual fee...
What 2016 Will Do to Your Checkbook: Rent, Food, Gas, Raises
Wondering how you will fare financially in 2016? Below are what experts think next year will hold for financial matters close to home: Raises, rent,... Read more
Uber Banking: Fintech Aims to Revolutionize Financial Services in Canada
Fintech, applying cutting-edge technology to revolutionize financial services, is hot. As tech innovation disrupts industries like transportation and accommodation through companies like Uber and Airbnb... Read more
Q&A: How MyRA, a New Retirement Account, Works
NEW YORK—It’s time to get saving. A government-backed individual retirement account announced nearly two years ago by President Barack Obama is now available across the... Read more
Credit Scores Can Reveal If You’re Healthy or Not
A new study confirms what insurance companies already know: Credit scores can reveal how healthy you are. Researchers have uncovered a strong relationship between low credit... Read more
To Cut Costs, College Students Are Buying Less Food and Even Going Hungry
Studies have long shown that a college student’s odds of achieving financial security and a better quality of life improve when he or she earns... Read more
Stay the Course During Stock Market Correction
A stock market correction was long overdue, but understanding the bigger picture and seeing through the fear in financial markets can present some excellent opportunities... Read more
Why Americans Waiting Longer Than Ever to Buy First Homes
WASHINGTON—Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes. The typical first-timer now rents... Read more
Extroverts Tend to Save Less Money
Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, new research shows. “Many of the choices that people make are influenced by their personality characteristics,” says... Read more
Do Student Loans Prevent New Small Businesses?
Student loan debt can get in the way of small business creation, report researchers. Their recently updated study looks at student loan debt across the United States... Read more
Vancouver Real Estate Market Keeps Surging
VANCOUVER, Canada—Real estate is front and centre in the minds of Vancouverites. It just seems to get hotter and hotter. While everybody can agree on... Read more
Award-Winning SRI Funds Give Investors More Than Clear Consciences
The FundGrade A+ Rating is the only awards system in Canada that segments and awards funds with a socially responsible investing (SRI) mandate. According to... Read more
Is It Time to Sell Stocks?
The “smart money” seems to be sounding alarm bells about the equity markets. Big movers like Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group; Bruce Cooper, the... Read more
Where Do Workers Pay the Highest Income Tax?
When it comes to income tax, rates vary tremendously among countries and depend heavily on earnings, marital status, and many other factors. Which countries require... Read more
Tax-Efficient Investment Options for Canadian Investors
High net worth investors are keen on tax efficiency in their investments. Understandably so, since taxes have a huge impact on investment returns. Mutual funds... Read more
Whatever Fed Does, Loan Rates Won’t Rise Much Anytime Soon
NEW YORK—Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to... Read more
AmEx to Debut Multi-Brand Customer Loyalty Program in US
LOS ANGELES—American Express is preparing to launch a customer loyalty program in the United States that will enable shoppers at select retailers to rack up points... Read more