Author Archives: Ray

Mental Health & The Correlation Between Addiction & Debt

Addiction and personal debt, two troubling problems that unfortunately feed the initial sickness. However, it is imperative to understand that these displeasing scenarios can both be overcome with perseverance, focus, dedication, and even outside help. Someone who may be actively addicted to drugs, alcohol, or any other addiction for that matter, generally tends to spend…Continue Reading

Free $50!-ING DIRECT Canada Becomes Tangerine

About a year ago Scotiabank bought ING DIRECT Canada for $3.1 Billion and part of the agreement required Scotiabank to change the name from ING DIRECT. What did Canada’s third largest lender decide to call it? Tangerine. Tangerine will be operating as an independent unit from Scotiabank and Peter Aceto has promised that Tangerine will…Continue Reading

Are There Home Buying And Mortgage Options For Gen Y Workers?

The government proudly touts Canada’s performance in the post-recessionary world as one of the strongest recoveries among developed nations.  But while political talking points are great for government slogans, many Canadians feel left behind by the supposed recovery, and instead feel as if they are still trapped in the economic crisis. During the recession, companies instituted…Continue Reading

Remote Deposit-ING DIRECT

It’s finally here, ING DIRECT is the first financial institution in Canada to offer remote cheque deposit. Cheque-In allows ING DIRECT customers to remotely deposit cheques, customers can use their mobile devices and ING DIRECT’s mobile app to take a picture of the front and back of the cheque and upload it, the funds will…Continue Reading

Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s day is just around the corner and we thought we would share some ideas for Frugal Father’s Day gifts. I find it harder to find gifts for father’s day than for mother’s day, often father’s like electronic gadgets which do not really qualify as frugal father’s day gifts. Well here are some frugal father’s…Continue Reading