Opinion pieces focusing on the Canadian dollar, macroeconomics, real estate, education, and a variety of other topics.

TD & RBC Cross Border Banking & other Banking Plans For Canadians

So you’re finally thinking of opening a US dollar bank account for your cross-border needs.  Well, you’re in luck: there are a number of options available to you. The big five Canadian banks all offer US dollar bank accounts. However, some offer better cross-border solutions than others in terms of breadth of service, ease of […]

By Admin | November 15, 2019 | Editorials | 1 comments Read more >

How to Buy Property in Mexico

Mexico is a common vacation destination for its beautiful sandy beaches, the incredible weather and the plethora of tasty foods. It’s full of life and culture, which may lead to many wanting to own property, such as a vacation home, even if they aren’t a citizen of Mexico. Whether it’s for personal use, commercial use […]

By Admin | October 25, 2018 | Real Estate | 0 comments Read more >

How to Open a USD Dollar Bank Account in Canada – Best Option

If you are a Canadian who travels to the United States regularly or someone who just requires US dollars for paying bills or making purchases or you get paid in US dollars but live in Canada; then it’s in your best interest to open a USD chequing account in Canada. If you’re a Canadian snowbird […]

By Admin | June 24, 2018 | Editorials | 0 comments Read more >

Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel imports in the US: What could Canada be in store for?

Earlier this month, the United States government announced a 25% and 10% tariff on steel and aluminum imports to the US respectively. The objective of the US government is to increase market share for steel and aluminum at home and increase employment in the industry, which could move the economy forward using an industry that […]

By Admin | March 9, 2018 | Editorials | 0 comments Read more >

10 Best Places to Retire in Canada

You want to make the most of your golden years and where you choose to live when you retire is one of the most important decisions. Many opt to move to warmer locales in Florida and Arizona, but there’s plenty of towns to live in retirement in Canada that will provide a high quality of […]

By Admin | May 8, 2017 | Editorials | 0 comments Read more >

How to Open a Free US Dollar Account in Canada using Tangerine Bank!

Are you looking to change banks or just exploring options because your bank charges monthly account fees, wants you to maintain a minimum balance and just doesn’t give you a large enough interest on your savings? If you answered yes to any one of the questions above, then look no further as Tangerine (formerly known […]

By Admin | April 10, 2017 | Editorials | 1 comments Read more >

Vancouver Real Estate Market Could Crash Due to China’s Exchange Restrictions

Vancouver Real Estate Could we be in the midst of a Vancouver real estate crash? The government of the People’s Republic of China put in place currency exchange regulations which are meant to curtail skyrocketing investment in overseas markets, which has caused the astronomical price of real estate in Vancouver. The new regulations were a surprise to Chinese citizens […]

By Admin | March 13, 2017 | Editorials, Real Estate | 1 comments Read more >

Most Inflated Currencies In The World

Today, the world is more prosperous and safer than any time in history. However, globalization has not evenly distributed wealth across the globe, with several countries having to cope with astronomical inflation, while the developed world manages at a reasonable rate of 2-3%. There are several factors contributing to the dramatically decreased value of the […]

By Admin | February 1, 2017 | Editorials | 0 comments Read more >

What are the Best Credit Cards for Currency Exchange?

If you’re traveling or using your credit card to make purchases in foreign currencies, you’re getting hit with a 2.5% fee every time you make a foreign currency purchase on your credit card! Here’s how to avoid that fee. When making purchases in a foreign currency, paying in cash is one of the most common […]

By Admin | January 28, 2016 | Editorials | 0 comments Read more >

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on the Canadian Dollar

While the largely diminishing valuation of the Canadian dollar can be attributed to a number of different variables and factors such as the decline of overall commodity prices, the decline of the Canadian manufacturing sector and Canadian household debt: none is as significant as the rapidly falling price of oil.  The impact of low oil […]

By Admin | January 25, 2016 | Editorials | 0 comments Read more >