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Ignoring this retirement number costs savers thousands

Tuesday  18:51,   21 august 2018

One-fourth of savers lack this bit of information -- and it can prove costly when saving for retirement.A retirement plan with an employer match is usually the best place to save money for your golden years. That’s especially true if you stash[...]
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Microsoft co-founder's space firm unveils rocket, space plane plans

Tuesday  18:01,   21 august 2018

The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market.The space company of [...]

30-year-old commutes 4 hours to work every day to avoid $4,500-a-month San Francisco rent

Tuesday  09:50,   21 august 2018

The cost of living in San Francisco is more than 62 percent higher than the national average, data shows.4:30 AM: It's dark, and cold air still lingers from the night before. His alarm clock blares, he drags himself out of bed, and Danny Finlay[...]

Netflix testing ads for its original content, and users aren’t pleased

Monday  23:26,   20 august 2018

“We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes help members discover stories they will enjoy faster,” Netflix said in a statement. “A couple of years ago, we introduced video previews to the TV experience, because we saw that it [...]

Seasonal workers to get more EI benefits

Monday  22:32,   20 august 2018

Seasonal workers to get more EI benefitsJean-Yves Duclos, the minister of Families, Children and Social Development, made the announcement at a fisheries plant in Escuminac, N.B., as other Liberals touted the project in Atlantic Canada and in[...]

#tipthebillchallenge starts a dialogue about the secret world of tipping

Monday  21:57,   20 august 2018

Bad tips happen mostly in secret, when no one is looking at the quick decisions made on a debit machine, or calculating what percentage a rounded-up tip actually is.  Bad tips happen mostly in secret, when no one is looking at the[...]

To get through Costco, you have to go through 9 circles of retail hell

Monday  16:51,   20 august 2018

You can check out any time you like, but you can't believe the lines. Veronica Dymond has this light-hearted take, with[...]

Greece ends nearly 10 years of bailouts — this is what it means

Monday  11:06,   20 august 2018

CNBC looks at what the completion of Greece's third financial rescue means and how markets are set to react. What does ending a bailout program mean?As of Monday August 20, Greece will be a self-financing nation, so will no longer receive[...]

CIBC Stock Is a Top Pick for Retirees

Monday  06:50,   20 august 2018

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's (TSX:CM)(NYSE:CM) income, growth and valuation profile makes it a top pick for retirees.Load[...]

How hydrogen could shake up Canada's energy sector

Sunday  11:40,   19 august 2018

The use of hydrogen is still in its infancy, but the potential is significant for how one of the most abundant elements in the world could change the country's transportation, electricity and energy sectors. The interest in hydrogen vehicles is[...]

Need Hefty Cash for Life? Here Are 3 Mid-Cap High-Yielders to Stuff in Your TFSA

Sunday  10:06,   19 august 2018

This trio of stocks, including H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:HR.UN), could be perfect for your income needs.Whether it’s in the form of hefty buybacks or fat dividend cheques, shareholder payments should be the top priority of[...]

$1K per month to rent a tent in a Vancouver backyard? How about 20 roommates?

Sunday  07:40,   19 august 2018

The City of Vancouver is investigating a rental home in Vancouver that one tenant says is charging 21 renters $1,000 a piece.How about to sleep in a tent in the[...]

How to make sure you're getting the internet speeds you pay for

Sunday  05:26,   19 august 2018

Here's how to make sure you're getting the internet speeds you pay for.When you sign up for home internet, you often pay a certain price based on the speed of your connection. The faster it is, the more you pay. It's important to know how to [...]

Ottawa opens competition to create green jet fuel

Saturday  14:40,   18 august 2018

The federal government has created a challenge for the makers of aviation fuel to come up with a made-in-Canada green jet fuel for commercial use. Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi made the announcement Friday in Edmonton.The race is on in[...]

Oprah just bought an $8.3 million mansion on an island near Seattle

Saturday  12:01,   18 august 2018

The multi-million estate sprawls 43 acres and has a private beach.The 8,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, bedroom-bathroom estate, nicknamed Madroneagle, has two adjoining parcels that Winfrey reportedly bought[...]