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This handy new twist on a savings account just might keep you away from your big bank

This handy new twist on a savings account just might keep you away from your big bank

EQ Bank, which bills itself as the seventh largest national bank in Canada, has launched its EQ bank card as an alternative to those available at traditional banks.CHRIS HELGREN/Reuters The hardest job in Canadian business is getting people to break away from the big six banks to try an alternative. In good times and bad, …

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Renting is a trash can fire for personal finances, but it's also the hottest trend in housing

Renting is a trash can fire for personal finances, but it’s also the hottest trend in housing

Renting has become a leading trend in housing. According to RBC, the number of renters has increased three times more than the number of owners over the past 10 years, a period when the average resale price of homes has jumped 90%.COLE BURSTON/The Canadian Press For a country that reveres home ownership, we have a …

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