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Potential home buyers looking at a house. (James Kurtz/Photos.com)
Potential home buyers looking at a house. (James Kurtz/Photos.com)

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Carrick on money: Is housing too expensive to buy or rent? Add to ...

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Housing: Too expensive to buy or rent
The Canadian Mortgage Trends blog reports on how tougher mortgage borrowing rules have raised demand for rental housing and, in turn, pushed up rents. In fact, rents are rising faster than house prices in Toronto.

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What’s the best reward credit card for you? Try this online tool, which compares the dollar amount of rewards on various cards as calibrated to your personal spending habits.

The Scotiabank Scene Visa Card is reviewed here – it helps you build points redeemable toward free movies and snacks at Cineplex movie theatres.

Lavish weddings, massive bills
There’s the basic cost of a big wedding, and then there’s the opportunity cost. What could you do with money you don’t send on a lavish celebration? Find out in this infographic from Toronto-Dominion Bank.

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