Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada 2017

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Incredible reward value, comprehensive travel insurance coverage, one-of-a-kind perks, and jet-setting worry free across the globe. Those are the promises of top travel rewards credit cards.

It all sounds very dreamy - until you start trying to compare their complicated rewards programs and features side by side to decide which one is right for you.

I've removed all the hassle from finding the best card by comparing every travel card available on the Canadian market for you.

My comprehensive scoring system developed over the past 6 years uses more than 50 factors to rank cards from best to worst. You need only look at one simple score to know which card will give you the best overall value.

And, you'll be flying off to your next vacation hotspot much sooner than you think!

With the #1 ranked card, you can pocket $1,781 worth of Aeroplan reward flights in the first year if you spend $2,083 per month on the card on stuff you would be buying anyway. That number factors in points earned both from spending and the 25,000 point sign up bonus you automatically qualify for.

The best part?

It's all at no cost to you because the $150 annual fee is waived for the first year.

2017 Travel Credit Card Rankings

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Burn Your Mortgage Review

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Seeing your mortgage go up in smoke…

I bet you’ve dreamed of it. Visualized it. Wished upon a star for it.

But … it’s still there. Always there. Seemingly devouring half your paycheque. Every. Single. Time.

I’ve got good news for you: burning your mortgage doesn’t have to be just some pipedream, it can be a reality sooner than you think.

In fact, I burned my first mortgage almost exactly 5 years after signing the papers - not the 25+ years the bank signed me up for.

You Think That’s Good? You Haven’t Met Sean!

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How To Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio

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There will be times when you need to rebalance your portfolio.

That means, putting it back to the asset allocation you intended.

But, what is an asset allocation anyway?

In layman’s terms, this is your strategy for balancing investment risk with potential reward so it aligns with your long term investing goals. (Not to be confused with asset “location” – where you can hold your assets – usually for certain tax advantages.)

First, let’s define these terms briefly.

More on asset allocation

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Free Gift Card Offers (Up To $100 To Popular Stores)

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I've been touting free gift card offers on this site for a long time now: see here, here, and here. Most of them have been a free $100 gift card to Amazon.ca or another popular Canadian store in return for applying for an awesome credit card that earns you even more free money in cash back or travel rewards.

These credit cards usually also come with no annual fee (at least for the first year) and sometimes a hefty points sign up bonus to boot. Then, after the first year, there is no obligation to continue with the card if you decide it isn't for you. It's really a fantastic deal and one I've taken advantage of several times myself.

Since this has become a pretty regular thing, I thought I should make a permanent page that lists legitimate free gift card offers that I am aware of and will continue to update at the beginning of every month.

Proof That It Works

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