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Rewards Credit Cards, DIY Will, and Bug Out Bag



My original rewards credit card comparison post was getting a bit outdated so I decided to update it with my new picks. Check it out to see the top rewards credit cards in Canada.

Last Will and Testament: DIY or with a lawyer? @ Canadian Money Forum

33 Essential Items For Your Bug Out Bag @ Frugal Dad

Money Making Decluttering @ Where Does All My Money Go

Be Vigilant of Car Recalls: Lessons For Car Owners @ The Digerati Life

Real Estate Agent Incentives @ Canadian Capitalist

Five Financial Mistakes That Can Cost You Significantly @ Generation X Finance

A Numbers Approach to Finding True Love @ Four Pillars

our debt to the future and past @ Brip Blap

The New Meaning of Retirement @ The Financial Blogger

Seven Things You Must Do to Prepare for An Emergency @ Lazy Man and Money

How much money do retailers really make? @ Thicken My Wallet

Do Kids Inherit Frugality? @ Money Smart Life

The Dangers of Automatic Bank Account Withdrawals @ Michael James on Money

Lessons Learned While Watching MTVs True Life: I Have Broke Parents @ The Sun’s Financial Diary

Financial Planning Myths @ Finance Highway

Should You Use Savings to Payoff Debt? @ My Dollar Plan

Would You Invest In The O’Leary Funds? @ Canadian Finance Blog






8 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Thanks for the mention. That bug-out bag post has me thinking. I don’t live in earthquake territory, but I suppose there may be other reasons why everyone in our area would have to leave quickly.

  2. Thanks for the link FT – have a good one!

  3. Thanks for the mention FT! Have a great weekend!

  4. 4. Curious

    Here is the original bugout bag post: http://familysurvivalblog.com/bug-out-bags/

  5. Thanks for the link FT, have a good weekend!!

  6. 6. Mike

    Thanks a lot for the link FT!

  7. 8. Michael

    Rewards Cards
    I saw no mention of my favourite rewards card. Like those mentioned, this is a No Fee card. The Platinum Drivers Edge is offered by CitiBank but fully available for Canadians. You get 2% back on all purchases, but the money must be used for the purchase of a car. While this may not sound appealing, the great thing is that it can be used for any model, new or used. I have used it twice in that last 6 years, once for $1,500 and once for $4,500. You are only allowed to accumulated $1,000 a year i.e. spending limit is $50,000 to get rewards – after that I switch to another card. (Both my wife and I drive older used cars so we figure every 5 years one of us will need a new car.) Each time I have sent in the paperwork with the VIN etc. it takes about 10 business days and then there is a big fat cheque – cool.

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