What should your credit score be to buy a house? Here's what you'll have to know about your credit before signing the dotted line on your next home.
Buying a house with debt isn't ideal — then again, life rarely is. Find out when it's a good financial move to buy a home, even with debt.
Whether you want to create your dream home or increase your house’s value for sale, you need to find a contractor you can trust. Here’s what to ask when hiring a contractor.
It's easy to fall in love with a house at first sight. Here's how to create a homebuying checklist that'll keep you grounded at your next open house.
Is mortgage stress keeping you up at night? Use these five tips to gain peace of mind about managing your mortgage and financial stress.
If you've been thinking about renting out your space on Airbnb, here are five questions to ask yourself before you turn your space into an income property.
It's a common myth that buying a house when single doesn't make financial sense. Here's how to become a homeowner on a single income.
Breathe easy, first-time homebuyer. As intimidating as the homebuying process can seem at first, if I figured it out, you can too.
Buying a home is a huge commitment. Here's how to make it manageable, from initial planning to putting a down payment on a house.
Take these 8 home improvement steps to keep your home up to date without taking on a lot of debt and stress.
A rental property can be a great investment, but it’s a big commitment and the rules associated with being a landlord can be complex. These five steps will help you prepare.
Buying your first home can feel overwhelming, but these five steps will help you prepare. And step 5? It’s “make an offer” – so you’re that close to owning your own home.
Buying a home is exciting, but no one ever said it’s cheap. There’s your mortgage payment, of course. But there are also several one-time costs and ongoing expenses you need to plan for.
The process of buying a home is easier when you understand what it all means. These clear definitions of common mortgage terms will help you learn the lingo.
Buying a new home or property? Or, maybe your mortgage is up for renewal soon? Either way, you should understand your options. Let’s start with a few key facts about mortgages.
Paper-based envelope budgeting might seem old-fashioned, but the principles behind it still hold water in the digital world. Learn more here.
Babies are wonderful — and expensive. Before baby costs send you deep into sticker shock, here's how to handle the financial side of planning for a baby.
Paying with plastic has its benefits. Learn how to use a credit card to maximize its perks, points, and insurance benefits while minimizing interest.
A lot goes into starting your own business with family. Here's what to consider to stay happy and successful long after you've opened your doors.
Does your business — or idea for a business — need a boost? Business loans for small business can be tricky to navigate. Here's a guide to get you started.
Credit reports can be confusing, but that doesn't mean you have to stay confused. Learn how to read a credit report, understand your score, and more.
What do you do when your credit score only seems to drop? Here's what you might be doing wrong — as well as how to start rebuilding credit.
After getting the results from our Fall Debt Survey we wanted to get back to basics with a few helpful tips to get you on the path to financial freedom.
Wondering if you need an emergency savings fund, and how much money you need to save? This 5-step guide can help you build your emergency fund.
Mental accounting can negatively impact your everyday financial decisions — often without you even realizing it. Learn how to recognize and overcome it.
Planning for the startup costs for a new business is a daunting task. Here are five startup costs you may not have considered and how to plan for them.
Finances are complicated, especially with a business in the mix. Here's how to separate business and personal expenses.
Is debt consolidation a good idea? Learn how to figure out when debt consolidation makes sense and when there may be better alternatives to address debt.
Starting your own business is thrilling — but it's not exactly straightforward. Find out if you're ready to learn how to become an entrepreneur.
As students across the country graduate from post-secondary schools, the time to start focusing on paying off that student loan debt is now.
Saving for retirement at 30 can be difficult. Use these tips to help you navigate any competing financial responsibilities life throws at you.
Saving for retirement in your 40s is possible, but it looks a little different from planning in your 20s. Use these six tips to get started.
Now that you've graduated, you might be ready to drop your tight budget. Here's why keeping it up could be the best thing you can do for your finances.
The debt snowball and debt avalanche are two of the most popular debt repayment methods. Here's how to choose the right strategy for you.
Taking the time to learn basic finance and budgeting skills before entering university helps you prepare for school and beyond. Here's what to know.
Preparing your kids to go back to school doesn't have to be outrageously expensive. Use these tips to shop wisely without sacrificing anything you need.
If you're trying to save money on rent, consider these six ways to help reduce your housing expenses and make a tight budget work.
Are you the sort of person who’d prefer to avoid hoisting a box spring onto the roof and through a window? Well friend, this is the list for you.
Competing financial priorities can make it hard to manage your money. Learn to identify and prioritize your financial goals with these simple tips.
We survey thousands of Canadians to see how they’re dealing with debt, and there’s a lot to be learned from what we found. Read the results of our 2019 debt survey here.
Take your travel hacking to the next level by choosing a card that offers perks like cash back, credit card travel insurance, and VIP concierge services.
You want to improve your finances, but not at the cost of your health. Here's how to eradicate financial stress without relying on instant ramen.
Learn how to retire comfortably as a freelancer or contract worker by making the most of Canadian government pensions and retirement plans for freelancers.
You probably left school knowing more about dinosaurs than how to build credit. Time to get your credit score turned around — the stegosaurus won't mind.
Good news for happiness hunters: a recent study sheds some much-needed light on what kind of purchases legitimately increase our happiness.
If you don't maintain a personal budget, you may assume it means kissing nights out and fun purchases goodbye. Here's why you couldn't be more wrong.
Planning for retirement early lets you start small. Use these 6 simple tips for saving for retirement in your 20s.
You've crunched the numbers, and the only way to pay for your dream vacation is by taking on some credit card debt. Are you doomed? Not even close.
When you haven't already started, retirement planning can seem all but impossible. If you don't think you can do it, this article is for you.
Is a joint mortgage part of your newlywed finances if one of you already has a mortgage before you get married? Here's what you need to know.
It's time to set some financial goals so you can actually get your money in order. Luckily, we’ve laid out the steps to help you get there.
If you're just starting your career or living on your own for the first time, you know the learning curve is steep. Here's how to budget for beginners.
You've graduated and entered the workforce. Now what? When you're earning an entry-level salary, paying off student loans and getting out of debt may seem impossible. But trust us: you've got this.
There are some occasions where debt might not be such a bad thing and leveraged investing via investment loans might be one of them. Find out more today.
Does your average spending spree take place on your computer? Learn how to protect yourself from online scams while shopping.
When it comes to banking online, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest scams to protect yourself.
There are many things you can do to prevent fraud – no matter how it occurs – and reporting it can help minimize the damage. Learn what steps you can take today.
We shop online, bank online, network and apply for jobs online. Here are 7 tips that can help you protect your data, privacy and money online.
Chance to win $1,000 toward your debt contest: official rules & regulations
MAI, the newest member of the Manulife Bank team, wants to say hello.
You might’ve noticed your neighbourhood getting greener with more than 800 Manulife Bank ABMs installed across Canada. Well, it’s even more green now.
Beginning October 15, 2018, you’re going to notice faster processing of your pre-authorized deposits and withdrawals. That’s because we’re improving our payment processing system to serve you better.
On May 14, 2018, several Advantage Account and line of credit service and transaction fees were updated.
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