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Have Visitors Coming to Canada? Entry Rules Have Changed

Travel documentsDo you have family members or friends coming to Canada for a visit? Depending on where they are coming from, as of November 10, 2016, they may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before they can board their flight. Read more »

Almost Half of All Canadians Live Paycheque to Paycheque

Almost Half of All Canadians Live Paycheque to PaychequeFeeling strapped for cash? You’re not alone as 48 per cent of Canadians recently reported it would be difficult to meet their financial obligations if they missed a paycheque; many of us are financially stretched too thin. Read more »

Celebrate the New Season by Saving on Your Car Insurance

Celebrate the New Season by Saving on Your Car InsuranceNow that fall is here, it’s time to see if you can rake up some extra money by saving on your car insurance premiums. Be-leaf it! Read more »

Top Factors That Affect Life Insurance Premiums

Top Factors That Affect Life Insurance PremiumsLife insurance rates are based on a variety of different factors that, when combined, go into determining the premium you’ll pay. Read more »

In Tow: New Rules and Regulations If Your Vehicle Is Towed in Ontario

In Tow: New Rules and Regulations If Your Vehicle Is Towed in OntarioIf you’re in need of a tow, you’re likely having a bad day already, but new rules and regulations in Ontario aim to ensure your bad day doesn’t get worse. Learn more about Ontario's new rules and regulations for towing and storage. Read more »

Usage-Based Insurance: What it is, How it Works [Updated]

More Canadian insurers are offering usage-based insurance today. But many consumers still have not yet fully embraced the technology. In this episode of #AskAnneMarie, we learn what is UBI, how it works and if it will really save them money in the long-run. Read more »

Get Ready, Snowbirds! Tips to Travel Safer This Winter

Get Ready, Snowbirds! Tips to Travel Safer This WinterSure, the snow may be a long way’s off but soon enough, dropping temperatures and that first sight of flurries may have us thinking of warmer climes. Whether you’re planning on being gone for one month or five months, here are some snowbird travel tips to keep in mind when getting ready for your break from winter. Read more »

Ontario’s Bill of Rights for Auto Insurance Consumers

Ontario’s Bill of Rights for Auto Insurance ConsumersDid you know that auto insurance in Ontario has been mandatory since 1979 ? A lot has changed since then. What hasn’t changed however, is that insurance is a two-way contract and while Ontario’s laws require you to have auto insurance if you own a vehicle, these laws also give you rights. Read more »

Long Weekend Safe Driving Tips

As the season of long weekends draws to a close, there are two things you can bank on as Canadians try to enjoy the last few days of summer: traffic (and lots of it) and a heavy police presence on the roads watching out for drivers who are impaired, distracted, behaving aggressively, or not wearing their seat belts.Don’t get caught…in traffic or by police this weekend with these 15 long weekend safe driving tips. Read more »

School Zone Safety: Keeping an Eye out for the Kids

Back-to-school season is upon us and that means all drivers will need a refresher course on school zone safety because school zones are busy spots; there’s a lot going on and there’s a lot to look out for as a driver. Read more »

Live and Drive in Ontario? Prepare to Pay More.

Live and Drive in Ontario? Prepare to Pay More.It costs a lot to drive a car in Ontario. There’s auto insurance, fuel, gasoline and regular maintenance to name just a few expenses. Come September however, it’s going to get a bit more expensive as the fees to renew your driver’s licence and licence plate sticker are set to increase. Read more »

10 Mistakes Car Buyers Make When Buying New

10 Mistakes Car Buyers Make When Buying NewOutside of buying a home, a car will likely be the second biggest purchase you’ll make. Avoid making these 10 common mistakes when buying a new car, to avoid pangs of regret as your drive off in your new set of wheels. Read more »

Top 21 Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2016

Top 21 Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2016When shopping for a car, everyone has a checklist of requirements. There are many factors to consider when buying a new car, but it all comes down to your needs. From a growing family that needs a minivan, to replacing… Read more »

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Home from Theft (Updated)

According to Statistics Canada, last year police-reported break-ins were up for the first time since 2003. Ten tips to keep your home safe from would-be thieves. Read more »

Car Maintenance 101: The Student Guide to Car Maintenance

Parents can be helpful whenever you need to take a look under the hood, check your tire pressure, or top up your oil, but if you’re packing up your car and heading off to college, upkeep may be a new responsibility. Follow these tips to keep your vehicle safe and running smoothly. Read more »

Dangerous Driving Blitz in Toronto’s 41 Division Kicks Off

Sign warning drivers to stop for pedestriansOfficers from 41 Division will be increasing enforcement in the area, especially at high-accident locations and intersections, to remind drivers to obey the rules of the road and to focus on driving, not their hand-held devices. Read more »

Best Back-To-School Cars for Students

Best Back-To-School Cars for StudentsSee which cars are at the head of the class and made the list as the best for back-to-school. Read more »

Hot Under the Collar Because of Your Car Insurance Premiums? Tips to Help You Save

Enjoy some cool summer savings on your car insurance with these hot tips. Read more »

Hot Tips: What To Do After a Car Accident [Updated]

The moments after a car accident can be overwhelming. Your car insurance coverage is in place to help you to recover from any losses you may suffer as a result, but it’s still important to know what to do and how to protect yourself when involved in an auto accident. Here are a few tips to help you after a collision. Read more »

How Are Insurance Premiums Affected When Your Children Go Away to School? [Updated]

September is coming and soon thousands of college and university students will be leaving the nest and heading off to school. If your child has been added to your auto insurance policy, you should call your auto insurer; you could save money as a result. Read more »

How to be a Good Neighbour While Renovating

With renovations comes the prospect of excessive noise, flying dust and debris, and heavy vehicles crowding the street, among many other things that can be an irritant or disruption to nearby residents. Learn what you can do to avoid bad blood between neighbours. Read more »

10 Tips When Driving Abroad

10 Tips When Driving AbroadDriving in a foreign country on unfamiliar roads can take your breath away in more ways than one; not only because of the scenery around you but because of the roads ahead of you. If you’re planning on taking to the road on your next vacation, these 10 tips will help ensure a safe, stress-free journey. Read more »

Driving Infractions, Tickets and Penalties [Updated]

parking ticket on windshieldMinor, major and serious driving convictions can lead to many penalties... like fines, demerit points, suspensions, and even a hike in your insurance rate. In this episode of #AskAnneMarie, our insurance expert Anne Marie explains the tickets that are affecting your record. Read more »

$3.58 Billion in Insured Damage from the Alberta Wildfires

$3.58 Billion in Insured Damage from the Alberta WildfiresAs the residents of Fort McMurray work to recover, rebuild and return to a normal life after the wildfire devastation, news has surfaced that this has been the costliest insured natural disaster in Canadian history. Read more »

Car Insurance in Ontario: What’s Happening with Rates? [Updated]

A photo of drivers entering and leaving TorontoNews alert: Ontario car insurance rates are set to increase. See what's expected to happen to Ontario car insurance rates in the coming months. Read more »

Canadians to Reign in Summer Spending

Canadians to Reign in Summer SpendingAs the temperature increases, so too does our spending. It’s the summer after all, and there’s lots to do: pool parties, barbeques, home renovations, music festivals, road trips and connecting with friends at the local neighbourhood patio. Read more »

Warm Weather Brings Spike in Accidents and Tickets

Summer is in full swing. But just when you thought weather conditions were at their best for driving, the fact is that this is the season when drivers are more likely to get a ticket or be involved in a collision. Read more »

Home Improvement Patio Edition: Over a Third of Canadians Renovating Outside this Year

Surveys show that over a third of Canadian homeowners plan to improve their yards this year. Learn about the impact certain renovations can have on your home insurance. Read more »

Canada Day Trivia, How Would You Score? Plus, Fireworks Safety Tips [Updated]

How well do you know Canada, and how to safely use fireworks? Canada Day trivia and firework tips to help you celebrate safely. Learn more. Read more »

Fireworks And Your Home Insurance [Updated]

Fireworks and Your Home InsuranceFireworks are always an enjoyable way to celebrate Canada Day. If you'll be putting on backyard firework show see what firework safety tips you need to know. Read more »