In the modern economy, credit is everything. From the perspective of lenders, customers are only as trustworthy as their credit rating. But what is this all-important metric, and how can you make sure that yours is as robust as possible? This article will lay out some of the best ways to check and monitor your credit score in Canada. Staying on top of borrowing and debt isn't always easy, but with the right tools at your disposal, it's much easier to protect your credit rating and access funds whenever you need them. What is a good credit score in Canada? First off, some basics. Credit refers to the act of lending money, which tends to mean banks and mortgage lenders in Canada. This often boils down to an assessment of how trustworthy individual borrowers are, which is based on their history of borrowing and repayments, among other things. If this checks out, lenders will look upon you much more favorably. However, banks can't be expected to research every single transaction or … [Read more...] about How to Check Your Credit for Free in Canada
It's that time of year again. With snow on the horizon, motorists across Canada will have to decide whether to invest in a set of winter tires, or stick with their summer tires and hope for the best. There are plenty of good reasons to make the switch before the big freeze. The treads and soft rubber used to produce winter tires make vehicles easier to handle in icy conditions (below 7 degrees centigrade), maximizing traction and keeping stopping distances to a minimum. So they reduce the risk of costly accidents, help you get around and generally allow you to get the most from your vehicle. When it comes to winter tires, Canadian drivers are starting to switch in huge numbers. According to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, usage rates leapt from 35 to 65 percent from 1998 to 2014. So it could be a good time to exchange your rock-hard summer tires for something more suitable for wintry weather. Guidelines and Regulations One thing to bear in mind when choosing winter tires … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Buying Winter Tires in Canada
Ride-on cars are many children's dream gifts. When they see their parents taking the wheel and steering them around the world outside, they naturally want to do the same. And that's where ride-on toys come in. These electric cars for kids are a wonderful way to familiarize youngsters with driving as well as being plain fun, whether kids drive on their own or with friends. But coming from the outside, knowing which ride-on to buy can be tricky. So let's investigate in more detail and make some suggestions about this year's finest designs. Introducing the different types of ride-on cars you can buy Ride-on cars definitely aren't one-size-fits-all products. They come in a range of styles that are as diverse as the real-life auto industry. For instance, the most basic ride-ons are pedal-powered or not powered at all and need to be pushed. We're not too concerned about those here. Instead, this guide focuses on battery-powered electric ride-ons, which give kids a real-world driving … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Ride On Cars in Canada for 2018
Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on Facebook Find dozens of DansDeals trip reports here. Follow my travels and more on Instagram @DansDeals Find Trip Reports and contribute your own trip reports on DDF Find Destinations Threads and helpful travel wikis on DDF Antarctica has always been on my bucket list. I may be a religious Jew, but that doesn’t mean I’m satisfied limiting my travels to the same boring spots every time, just in order to have kosher restaurants. My most memorable trips aren’t to Miami, LA, or Cancun. They’re the ones to Tasmania, Palau, Svalbard, Dubai, Kobe, Lofoten, Florionopolis, Banff, Iguazu Falls, Kwajalein, Guam, and the Whitsundays Islands. But I also don’t care to live off of Tuna and Peanut Butter. I’ve traveled to those places with double sealed gourmet kosher meals that I have warmed up in hotels, vacation homes, etc. Sure, I have incurable wanderlust vice. But I also love doing mitzvos (good deeds) and … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
-Continued from Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 1: Miami -Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. There are a plethora of warm weather destinations you can fly to from Miami on the cheap with British Airways Avios. The decision on where to go was made easy thanks to having lifetime Fairmont Platinum status. The Fairmont Riviera Maya has been calling my name for some time now. We flew from Miami nonstop to Cancun from Sunday morning through Thursday afternoon in the last week of January. We got 4.5K Avios awards for myself, my wife, and our 2 kids. That’s a total of 36K Avios (about 25K AMEX points during the 40% bonus that was going on then) for the 4 round-trip tickets that would have cost upwards of $1,500 otherwise, an incredible use of miles. The flight was nearly full in both directions, but thanks to Main Cabin Extra seating, having 4 seats on a plane with a 3-3 … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya
-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. ———————————————————————-–These trip notes are continued from Part 1. Please read that installment first for background information.United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class For the 2nd day in a row, it was off to the airport in the wee hours of the morning. We knew it would be a long and exhausting day before ending in stunning Palau, but we had no idea how long it would become. Or that a 50 minute connection in Guam would allow for some pretty cool snorkeling (Be sure to change the quality up to 1080p HD and don’t miss the school of … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!