Learn about how to use the equity in your home, how to calculate it, and the pros and cons of using it to help you reach your financial goals sooner.
Buying a home or refinancing your mortgage? Here’s what you need to know about readvanceable mortgages, one of the less-familiar – but oh-so powerful – mortgage options.
Your home might be the biggest investment you make. Understanding how mortgage insurance works could help you make wiser decisions about saving for a home.
Learn about the pros, cons, and features of mortgage payment deferral options so you can make a more informed decision about whether mortgage relief is right for you.
Learn about new Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) mortgage rules coming on July 1, 2020 and how they could impact your home buying plans.
In part two of our three-part series on financial literacy, we want to help break down some common questions about home ownership.
This tax season, invest some time to learn how to keep more of your money in your own pocket. These nine homeowners' tax credits are a great start.
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.
In our annual fall debt survey, we spoke to Canadians to understand how they are dealing with the pandemic – in terms of both their finances and mental health.
Money Hacks explores behavioural economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here's how to stay objective and avoid making bad financial decisions.
Are you ready for your first credit card? A credit card can be a great financial tool, but if used irresponsibly, credit cards can shackle you with excessive debt loads and unmanageable payments.
Are you a mature student considering going back to school? If so, you know how daunting it can be to find ways to pay your tuition and education costs. However, you might have more options than you realize.
Money Hacks explores Behavioural Economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here's how the Distinction Bias leads you to pay for features you don’t need.
Use these 7 essential small business banking tips to clarify and prioritize your activities and responses to the challenges of the pandemic economy.
After the pandemic: how to equip your business to survive and thrive today and in the post-COVID-19 world.
These 10 day-to-day bad banking habits could cost you money. Replace them with these simple good habits and you could soon improve your financial position.
Money Hacks explores behavioural economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here’s how to avoid spending more than you need to.
Money Hacks explores behavioural economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here’s how to make small changes that make a big difference in your spending.
Money Hacks explores behavioural economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here’s how to use a windfall to get ahead.
Money Hacks explores behavioural economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here's how to avoid being tricked into buying things you don't need.
Money Hacks explores Behavioural Economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here's how to save money by staying off the bandwagon.
Money Hacks explores behavioural economics concepts and how unconscious biases can influence our financial decisions. Here's how naming your bank accounts could help you save.
Planning and saving for retirement may seem overwhelming, but it's much more simple than you'd think. And, a good understanding of basic financial concepts can take you a long way.
Use these 5 tips to create a more productive and successful work from home setup best suited to you, your work requirements, and your family responsibilities.
During uncertain times, it’s natural to feel concerned about money. Use these tips to help you manage your money today and put yourself in a stronger position when things return to normal.
You might already have insurance for your car or your house. But did you know that you have insurance on the money you hold in the bank? Best of all, it’s free!
Personal finance and budgeting may seem overwhelming, but it's much simpler than you'd think. And, a good understanding of basic financial concepts can take you a long way.
Tax season can be a headache for first-time tax filers if they don't know where to look for help. Instead of stressing about doing your taxes, read this.
Having trouble deciding between using a TFSA or an RRSP for your savings? We’ve broken down the benefits of each to help make your choice an easy one.
If you’re a first-generation Canadian and are looking for tips to help your parents out, we’ve got you covered.
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.
The key mailing dates for your 2020 tax slips and receipts from Manulife Bank, and the important dates for filing your 2020 tax return.
Developed by the Government of Ontario, the free COVID Alert app lets you know if you’ve been exposed to the virus so you can get tested.
Across our insurance, investments and banking businesses, we have solutions that can help.
The deadline to apply for financial relief on your Manulife Bank mortgage or credit card due to COVID-19 was September 30, 2020. However, we’re still here to help.
To help small business and not-for-profits who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Business Account program is providing loans of $60,000.
Before applying for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), read this to understand the program details, eligibility requirements, and repayment terms.
Check the ATM locator to find the nearest bank machine, as some may be inaccessible during COVID-19.
A list of federal and provincial support programs for individuals and businesses.
If you’re a ManulifeMONEY+™ Visa or All-In Banking Package customer, here are the latest updates to your travel insurance coverage.
In light of a recent increase in fraud and scams in the Canadian banking industry due to COVID-19, we want to help you protect yourself.
Having a good understanding of some basic financial concepts can help set you up for financial succes.
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