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  • Gov't to end fees for paper bills: Moore - 2014-08-29 7:03 AM

    OTTAWA - The big telecom companies may have agreed to exempt some customers from fees charged for paper invoices, but the federal government says it's going to end the whole practice.

  • Telecom giants talk paper bill fees at CRTC - 2014-08-28 11:53 AM

    GATINEAU, Que. - Canada's big telecom companies have agreed to exempt some, but not all, of their customers from fees they charge for producing and mailing invoices.

  • Use student lines of credit with caution - 2014-08-28 6:26 AM

    CALGARY - The line of credit was only supposed to be for a cheap set of wheels to get Krystal Yee to her classes and part-time jobs.

  • Tax credits help with home renovations - 2014-08-26 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Canadians looking to renovate their residential real estate have access to a number of government programs that can make the costs a little less burdensome.

  • Kids and parents disagree on cost of school - 2014-08-24 8:24 PM

    Post-secondary students grossly underestimate the cost of school, not to mention how much support they'll need from their parents, a new survey shows.

  • Financial tips to prepare for university - 2014-08-21 4:02 AM

    TORONTO - Is there value in a "gap year" after high school?

  • Maritime children get the most for baby teeth - 2014-08-21 1:03 AM

    TORONTO - If you're a kid in Atlantic Canada, here's a reason to smile. According to a new survey, the tooth fairy is paying a premium for baby teeth in the Maritimes and Newfoundland.

  • 3 Canadian cities among most livable - 2014-08-20 12:48 PM

    TORONTO - Three Canadian cities — Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary — have been named as some of the best places to live in the world, according to a report by The Economist.

  • The Economist's most and least livable cities - 2014-08-19 3:46 AM

    TORONTO - A quick list of the most and least livable cities according to a survey of 140 cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit:

  • Renovation spending on the rise - 2014-08-19 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Drive around virtually any city or town across Canada this summer and you'll likely see homes undergoing renovations.

  • Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000 - 2014-08-18 5:36 AM

    WASHINGTON - A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

  • Most expect to have $10K of student debt:poll - 2014-08-18 12:27 AM

    TORONTO - Getting a post-secondary degree can be an expensive endeavour, but a recent survey suggests that most students believe they'll be on track to pay off their student loans within five years of graduating.

  • What happens to bonds when everyone aims to sell? - 2014-08-14 8:48 AM

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - If bonds start to tumble, should I sell my bond mutual fund?

  • CPPIB reports 1.6 per cent Q1 return - 2014-08-14 7:06 AM

    TORONTO - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it earned a gross investment return of 1.6 per cent in its fiscal 2015 first quarter, an improvement over the same period a year earlier but, as expected, down from the stellar returns it enjoyed at the end of last year.

  • Set a budget if you're going away for school - 2014-08-14 4:06 AM

    TORONTO - There are a lot of things Basma Hakem wished she had done to save money when she first moved away from home to attend university.

  • Six new Bitcoin ATMs arrive in Toronto - 2014-08-14 3:24 AM

    TORONTO - A Calgary company is looking to boost the profile of the world's newest, and most controversial, currency with the launch of six more teller machines in Toronto that deal in the virtual currency Bitcoin.

  • What you need to know about Bitcoin - 2014-08-13 9:40 AM

    The opening of new Bitcoin ATMs in Toronto may have some people looking for more information on the digital currency that's earned controversy even as it gains in popularity. Here's all you need to know about Bitcoin:

  • Families spend more on taxes than necessities - 2014-08-12 9:40 AM

    VANCOUVER - The average Canadian family is spending more on taxes than on food, shelter and clothing combined, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute, but at least one economist cautions that the findings need to be seen in context.

  • Taxes keep on coming - 2014-08-12 2:00 AM

    (Special) - Monday June 9 this year passed by without much fanfare, much like any other day of the year. If you're like most Canadians you probably didn't know what was special about June 9.

  • 'Sandwich generation' being squeezed: BMO - 2014-08-11 8:00 PM

    TORONTO - A new poll suggests more than half of Canadians aged between 45 to 64 belong to a "sandwich generation" that's feeling financially squeezed by the needs of their children, aging parents — or both.

  • Canadians' net worth up eight per cent - 2014-08-11 6:59 AM

    TORONTO - Canada's average household net worth rose nearly eight per cent in 2013 — making it one of the best years since the recession — mostly because of rising stock and real estate values as well as moderating debt levels.

  • Thousands continue to run afoul of TFSA rule - 2014-08-11 12:32 AM

    OTTAWA - A tricky rule keeps tripping up thousands of Canadians who make withdrawals from their tax-free savings accounts, and replace the money too early.

  • Be wary of get-rich-quick schemes - 2014-08-07 4:00 AM

    MONTREAL - Time has yet to heal the painful financial and emotional wounds inflicted on a victim of one of Canada's most notorious Ponzi fraudsters.

  • Hidden cottage costs - 2014-08-05 2:00 AM

    (Special) - The dog days of summer bring with them many activities and pleasures, including time with family and friends at the cottage.

  • More retailers to compete with free shipping - 2014-08-04 8:02 PM

    TORONTO - When Walmart Canada introduced free shipping on all online purchases last year, it was a clear message to its rivals that it was gearing up for a fight.

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