Author: Callandre

If you’re new to managing personal finance and you’re learning about credit, you’ve come to the right place. Establishing new credit is a bit of a catch 22. To build a credit history, you need credit. But you can’t really get credit without having credit....

There is no doubt that 2020 was one for the books. It will be remembered as a year like no other. COVID-19 has caused significant national economic disruption, to say the least. While we’ve seen government intervention, record unemployment, mortgage payment deferrals, record low-interest rates,...

Although it may feel like the impact of COVID-19 is somewhat lessening in Canada and while many Canadians are returning to work, there is no doubt that this pandemic has significantly impacted our economy. While unemployment peaked over 13% at the onset, it's hard to quantify...

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent, with the Bank Rate at ½ percent and the deposit rate at ¼ percent. The Bank is maintaining its extraordinary forward guidance, reinforced and supplemented...

If you're relatively new to the world of mortgage financing, the term "second mortgage" might cause a bit of confusion; especially if you're a first-time homebuyer buying your first home. You might assume that when your first term is up or if you sell your...

If you're looking to buy a new property, refinance, or renew an existing mortgage, chances are, you're considering either a fixed or variable rate mortgage. Figuring out which one is the best is entirely up to you! So here's some information to help you along...

Chances are if you’ve been paying attention to the news as the Canadian economy continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve heard that interest rates are at an all-time low. And it would appear that they will remain low for a while. In fact,...

Bank of Canada maintains commitment to current level of policy rate, continues program of quantitative easing. The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is...

If you need to borrow money to finance any property, working with an independent mortgage professional will save you money, time, and provide you with better options than your bank. And if that is the only sentence you read in this entire article, you already know all...

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on retirement investments, particularly for those who rely on dividends as part of their income. Over the past decade, many older Canadians have taken a riskier approach with retirement investments because of low bond yields and interest rates caused by the...