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Money Talks: Volume 49

As we scoured the headlines this week for the biggest financial stories, we noticed a trend. Most of the stories popping up were based on personal finance and the Canadian economy. And that’s fitting, isn’t it, considering how the two so greatly impact each other? Especially these days, when all eyes are on Parliament – and the Senate scandal. But we still found a bit of info relating to real estate and investing, too.

Personal Finance

How are you doing – in your finances, that is? This week Gail Vaz-Oxlade asks you seven questions that will help you figure it out.

Halloween is over and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas – and the shopping that goes along with it! Who’s going to be spending the most on Christmas shopping? The Calgary Heralfills you in.

But are they going into debt doing all that shopping? The RateSupermarket posted about an interesting survey this week that shows three-quarters of us are still in debt.

Do you  have confirmation bias? The Canadian Finance Blog tells you what that is, and helps show you how to overcome yours.


The stock market can be tricky. That’s why Boomer & Echo gives you seven stocks that will be sure to give you the dividend growth you’re looking for.

Real Estate

Will housing prices drop? This week The Globe and Mail has a video that says they won’t.

On the other side of the argument, the BNN tells you why both home prices and home sales will pick up next year.


Do you do your mortgage shopping online? If so, CanEquity has some tips on how to do it.

Canadian Economy

When it comes to the Canadian economy, there’s one topic all Canadians have been paying most attention to – the Senate scandalThe Gazette in Montreal has the latest on what’s happened this week.

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