Protecting your computer from hacking

We've all seen movies or TV shows about how prodigies are able to enter the most sophisticated systems like NASA or the Pentagon.

“Here for you” is all relative

If you live in Canada, you've probably received lots of e-mails from your financial institution and other service providers letting you know they are "here for you" in these uncertain times. I certainly have. I found these messages to be anxiety-producing, to be honest. But, what does "here for you" actually mean? Perhaps, it's not …

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Coronavirus and your expenses (with a BC twist)

Pandemic or no pandemic, we all have bills to pay....unfortunately. If, like many people, you are already feeling the pinch financially, let me give you some advice on which bills to pay first and any assistance that might be available to you. Since I live in British Columbia, I will provide information about the provincial …

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Is paying an annual credit card fee worth it?

I have been contemplating upgrading my American Express Air Miles card to the Air Miles Platinum one.

How to select a reward credit card

Virtually every credit card company in Canada offers at least one card with rewards. The options are pretty much infinite, sometimes making the selection process complicated.