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  • Why You Should Buy Experiences Instead of Things
    Learn how buying experiences instead of things helps you connect with others, stay happy longer, and build memories to last a lifetime.
  • When Is the Right Time to Upgrade Your Car?
    It may be hard to say goodbye to your beloved vehicle, but sometimes it's time to upgrade. When is the best time to trade-up or sell and how do you get a deal at the dealership?
  • Real People, Real Claims: Real-Life Reasons Why Visitors to Canada Need Travel Insurance
    'Tis the season to welcome friends and family for some holiday cheer. And if your guests are coming from outside of Canada, give them the present of sage advice: suggest they get Visitors to Canada health insurance before they arrive for the season's festivities.
  • Visiting Family this Holiday Season? Here's Why You Need Travel Insurance
    The holidays are here and if you're planning to visit your family or friends over the holidays, you need not add extra worries to your trip. Getting gifts together, making your connections on time, and keeping everyone healthy and on a relatively even keel is challenging enough.
  • Listed! Canada's 10 Most Stolen Vehicles
    This year's list of the most stolen cars in Canada is out. The list, published annually by the IBC, reveals the most stolen cars in Canada. Is your car (or truck) a favourite target of thieves?
  • 6,137 Reasons Why Visitors to Canada Need Travel Insurance
    The busy holiday tourism is almost upon us. If you are expecting visitors this year, whether for a few days, a week or a month, be a good host and suggest that your guests get Visitors to Canada health insurance.
  • What Exactly Is the Deal with Demerit Points?
    There are three things that suck about traffic tickets: the fine, the affect the ticket it has on your auto insurance rate, and the demerit points tacked on to your driving record. The latter is often misunderstood, especially as to how it affects your auto insurance rates.
  • Safety Tips for You and Your Car in the Parking Garage
    Here are a few simple ways to stay safe in an underground parking garage.
  • Hilarious Holiday Disasters - Well Bah, Hum Bug!
    Holiday disasters can happen when you least expect them, but here are a few cautionary tales, to gently remind homeowners to be careful during the hectic (and sometimes hazardous) holiday season.
  • Are You Smarter than a 16-Year-Old Ready to Take the Ontario G1 Knowledge Test?
    How long ago was it when you last took the knowledge test to get your Ontario G1 licence? Test your driver know-how with this unofficial quiz on today's rules of the road.
  • Does the Vehicle You Drive Affect How You Drive?
    Are drivers of certain vehicles more likely to have a ticket? A collision? It appears so.
  • Your Auto-renewal May Be Costing You Money
    Setting and forgetting your insurance policy may be costing you more than it should.
  • 5 Tips for Living with a Bad Driver
    Living with a bad driver shouldn't ruin your relationship with your auto insurance company. Here is how to keep your rate low.
  • Auto Insurance Premiums Set to Rise for Many Alberta Drivers
    Auto insurance premiums are expected to rise in Alberta come 2020.
  • Tips to Avoid Winter Accidents
    It's that time a year again, winter is coming, like it or not. Are you ready for it?
  • What Happens If My Car Floods in Underground Parking?
    Park in an underground garage? Find out what happens if that garage gets flooded and causes damage to your car.
  • The Top 10 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles
    If you are in the market for a high-end vehicle, you may want to know what the hottest commodity is. We count down the top 10 most popular luxury cars as compiled by J.D. Power, and the most popular car may surprise you.
  • Are Winter Tires Worth It?
    There are two types of drivers in Canada: those who install winter tires when the temperatures drop for the season and those who don't. Which side of the debate do you land on?
  • Sometimes Even Good Drivers Get into an Accident
    To err is human but when it happens while driving it often ends in a collision. And from an auto insurance perspective, an at fault collision can be a costly mistake.
  • The Insurance Game of Life
    Life's milestones can affect your home and auto insurance. Find out how you can save along the way.
  • Sedan vs Truck: Which One Should I Take to Work?
    If you have two vehicles sitting in your driveway, it may be hard to decide which one to drive to work, but leaving this vehicle at home can help save you money during your commute.
  • Tips for Winter Driving
    With flurries in the forecast, it's time to take the prospect of winter driving seriously. Winter can be one of the most difficult and unpredictable driving seasons, but if you stay alert, slow down, and stay in control, you'll be sure to get where you need to go, safely.
  • Will My Homeowner's Insurance Cover Me for ID Theft?
    Some homeowner's insurance policies provide ID theft coverage or offer add-on ID theft coverage. Protect yourself from ID theft with good privacy practices.
  • Car Accidents Are Simply...Awful
    Collision. Crash. Accident. Fender Bender. Whatever you call it, here's what to do if you've ever been in a collision.
  • Fall Back: End of Daylight Saving Time, Home and Auto Safety Checklist
    The weekend most Canadians fall back one hour is also the ideal time to tackle seasonal safety projects. A lot of the routine maintenance on your home and car should be done twice a year, so what better time to start checking items off your "to-do" list?
  • Get Your Car Ready for the Winter
    You know it's coming, the snow, slush and cold weather. Canadian winters demand you take extra caution on the road and with your car. Don't get caught unprepared with these tips to get you and your car ready for what lies ahead.
  • 8 Ways to Prevent Sickness on Vacation
    Nothing ruins a good time like getting sick on vacation, and as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Eight easy tips to ensure a healthy holiday.
  • 5 Ways to Afford Your Second Vehicle
    If your second vehicle is bulging the budget, it may be time to search for savings. Here are five tips for affording your second vehicle.
  • How Will an Insurance Claim Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate?
    Everyone knows your driving record and insurance history factor heavily into the Ontario auto insurance premium you pay. But what happens to your premiums if you have to submit an insurance claim?
  • Five Ways to Secure Your Property Against Danger
    Your home is your castle. You spend time, effort, and money on your residence (and everything inside). Here are five simple ways to secure your home.
  • Ontario Car Insurance Rates Are Increasing (Again)
    According to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), car insurance rates for many Ontario drivers will be going up at renewal. See how much your rates could be going up the next time you get your renewal documents.
  • Going Through a Divorce: Here's What to Know About Separating Insurance
    Separation or divorce mean big changes to your life. It also means your life, health, home, and car insurance policies need to be updated. Here's an overview of what you need to know.
  • Ready for Something New? Popular Snowbird Destinations Outside of the U.S.
    Snowbirds traditionally pick Florida or Arizona as their go-to destination when seeking to escape winter's wrath. But if you're tired of the same old same old, we've got 12 alternatives worth a look.
  • Will Tinted Windows Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate?
    Provincial and federal laws determine how much window tint you can apply to your vehicle. Failing to comply with these rules can result in fines and higher car insurance premiums.
  • Why Skipping a Leg of Your Flight May End With Your Entire Trip Being Cancelled
    People have saved money by skipping connections in the past, but airlines are starting to catch on to the trick.
  • Here are 11 Reasons Why It Sucks to Share a Car
    Sharing a car is great if you want to save money. However, a few drawbacks include the increased accident risk, your radio's never right, and what's that smell?
  • My, How Times Have Changed. Kanetix Turns 20!
    For the last 20 years, Canadians have turned to for cheaper insurance. Let's celebrate with a walk down memory lane. Get ready for a delicious slice of nostalgia as we take you all the way back to 1999.
  • Will Home Insurance Cover Packages Stolen Off Your Porch?
    It's more common than ever to have your online purchases delivered to your door. Theft of these packages is also increasingly common, but, will your home insurance provider cover the cost of those stolen items?
  • Why Leaving Your Home Empty Might Void Your Insurance
    If your home is going to be left empty while you move or while in-between renters, your regular home insurance could be voided. Find out why.
  • What's the Federal Election Got to do with Your Home and Auto Insurance?
    Climate change and severe weather cause considerable damages in Canada each year. Learn more about what the parties say they'll do to tackle the issue.
  • Should You Sell Your Second Car?
    Is it time to sell your second car? Having one car is expensive enough, but if you've got two sitting in your driveway you might be thinking it's time to sell.
  • I Want to Spend More on Auto Insurance, Said No One Ever
    The road to lower car insurance rates for many drivers starts and stops when it's time to renew. There are many times outside of this narrow lane, however, when you can cruise into some sweet savings. It's true! Learn how.
  • Babysitting, Liability Insurance and Home Insurance: What Parents and Babysitters Need to Know
    Starting a new babysitting job? Or, are you hiring babysitters soon? Here's what you need to know about liability and home insurance.
  • What Can You Do to Protect Your Home from a Natural Disaster?
    A natural disaster can damage your home and belongings. But, a few tips can help you prepare your home and protect your property.
  • Auto Insurance Set to Spike in New Brunswick
    New Brunswick auto insurance rates could increase, says the province's consumer advocate for insurance. Some drivers could see double-digit increases at renewal.
  • CAA Urges Ontario Government to Regulate Towing Industry
    CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is asking the province for help; they'd like the Ontario government to make regulating the towing industry a priority.
  • Gas Prices Driving You to Walk? Fuel Savings Tips
    Gas prices have increased, Canada-wide, and who knows when they'll come back down. Pinched at the pump, Canadians more than ever, are looking for ways to save on two of their least favourite car costs: gas and car insurance.
  • What Drug Shortages Mean for Canadian Snowbirds
    For Canadian snowbirds preparing for travel this winter, drug shortages might affect their travel insurance. Here's what you need to know.
  • When Travel Insurance Isn't Just an Option: Countries that Require Tourists Have Coverage
    A growing list of holiday destinations are requiring visitors to have health insurance before they enter the country. Here's how to find out if your next vacation spot is on the list.
  • Top 10 Life Insurance Myths
    True or false? Fact or fiction? Understanding term life insurance and its benefits means sifting through the myths surrounding it first. So we've taken a look at the most common misconceptions about term life insurance to set the record straight and to help you make the right choice for you and your family.
  • The Essential Guide for Snowbirds
    Whether you're planning a month away or maybe more, it's time to get ready for your adventures as you follow the sun south.
  • Can Bad Credit Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate?
    If you're shopping for a new auto insurance policy, you might wonder if the insurance company will check your credit. Or, you may question if a bad credit score will affect the insurance premiums you have to pay each month. Here's what you need to know.
  • In the Wake of Hurricane Dorian: Tips for Starting the Claims Process
    Now that Hurricane Dorian has passed by Atlantic Canada, homeowners and drivers in the region will soon be turning to their insurance for help in repairing the damages it caused. Tips on starting the insurance claims process.
  • 100% of Drivers Agree They'd Like to Pay Less for Auto Insurance
    We can all agree it would be nice to spend less money on auto insurance. But how exactly can you go about lowering your car insurance premiums? We've got this one for you. Because when virtually everyone wants to spend less, there has to be a way to maximize your savings, right? Right!
  • How to Rent a Car and Add Family or Friends as Drivers - Tips
    Want to rent a car or truck for a road trip or move? If you're adding drivers to your rental car contract, here are a few tips.
  • Ontario Drivers Can Now Show Proof of Auto Insurance Electronically
    Gone are the days in Ontario when the only acceptable form of proof of auto insurance was to show your paper "pink slip". Effective immediately, the province of Ontario has announced that carrying electronic proof of insurance is acceptable too.
  • Do Distracted Driving Laws Make a Difference in Driving Habits?
    Stiffer distracted driving penalties in Ontario may be leading to a reduction in distracted driving behaviours.
  • This is the Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do Behind the Wheel...According to Research
    Research has found speeding is the most dangerous form of aggressive driving. Here are some tips on how to control your speed when behind the wheel.
  • Car Rental Price Secrets You Wish You Knew About Sooner
    Ways to save when renting a car plus tips and tricks to make your car rental experience the best it can be.
  • How to Get Renter's Insurance
    Most people, at one time or another, have rented where they live. And, for young adults looking to move out for the first time, it's a rite of passage. But along with the excitement of having a place to call your own is the reality of the everyday responsibilities that are essential, like tenant insurance. Learn how to get tenant insurance and why it's important to have.
  • 12 Long Weekend Driving Tips
    As we prepare to close the book on another summer, scores of Canadians will be looking to write one last chapter and will be taking to the road to make the most out of the last long weekend of the season. Twelve long weekend driving tips to help you get to where you want to go safely, and free of tickets and collisions.
  • The Top 10 Countries Canadians Visit Most
    Canadians are some of the most well-travelled people in the world. It's a big world out there and based on the destinations favoured by Canadian travellers in 2019 so far, we're all over the map...literally.
  • Should I Choose a High or Low Auto Insurance Deductible?
    Should you raise your auto insurance deductible? Here are the pros and cons and other ways to lower insurance payments.
  • High Auto Insurance Rates Got You Down? At Least You Don't Live in British Columbia!
    Auto insurance rates in Canada vary wildly depending on which province you live in. Ready to see how your province stacks up?
  • Tenant Insurance: What It Is and Why You Need It
    Whether you're renting an apartment or a home, tenant insurance is a must to protect yourself and your belongings. Here's why.
  • Alberta Approves Electronic Proof of Insurance
    The provincial government in Alberta moves quickly to authorize use of digital proof of insurance documents after lobbying from the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
  • Survey Finds Insurance Concerns Keep Canadians up at Night: Here's How to Sleep Better
    A recent survey found that about 48 percent of Canadians are losing sleep over thoughts about their home insurance. Another 49 percent polled report losing sleep over auto insurance. But why?
  • Should You Be Concerned About Rabies, West Nile and Lyme Disease in Canada and Abroad?
    With recent reports of rabies in bats, West Nile from mosquitoes and Lime disease from ticks, here are a few precautions to take at home and abroad.
  • Concerned About Self-Driving Cars, You're Not Alone
    If you have concerns about self-driving vehicles, you're not the only one. A Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) poll found that about 83 percent of drivers admit they don't know much about these new technologies.
  • Read the Fine Print: Biggest Home Insurance Mistakes Not to Make
    A few home insurance mistakes can cost you. If you're away from home often, live in a flood zone or have prized collections, here's what you need to know.
  • Are Paper Pink Slips Outdated?
    IBC Survey finds 74 percent of Ontario drivers want electronic proof of car insurance.
  • The Crazy Costs of a Broken Arm While Travelling
    It can happen to anyone. A simple tumble while walking on the beach, a missed step on a set of stairs, or a spill off your bicycle. It doesn't take much to land poorly and break your arm and, if it happens while you're on holiday, it could be costly. You might not think something as common as a broken arm would be financially devastating, but it is.
  • Home Insurance Savings Guide: 21 Things That Impact Your Rate
    Your home is probably your biggest investment and the best protection for that investment is home insurance. But what specifically affects your home insurance rate? As you make your house your home, we break down some of the things that may influence the rate you pay for your home insurance coverage.
  • Say What? Ontario's Worst City for Driving Isn't Toronto!
    Nobody is surprised that tickets and at-fault collisions affect your auto insurance rate, but you might be surprised to learn where these two driving no-nos are most common in Ontario.
  • Best "What Were They Thinking" Dumb and Dumber Crime Stories About Criminals and Robbers...
    Looking for the funniest crime stories? Here are a few "What were they thinking" criminal and robber stories that will leave you shaking your head.
  • Infographic: Great Canadian Road Trip Tips and Road Trip Essentials
    A road trip is the quintessential summertime vacation. To get the most of your Canadian road trip here are 15 tips and essentials, along with a few destinations worth exploring.
  • Going on Vacation? 10 Ways to Protect Your Home
    There's nothing better than going on vacation and if you're planning to squeeze in some time away before summer's end, it's important to take the necessary steps to protect your home while you're on holiday.
  • Top 15 Tips to Cheaper Auto Insurance
    The more you know about how insurance works, the more you'll be able to shave off your premiums. Follow these simple tips and you'll know how to unlock the ways to maximize your car insurance savings.
  • Major Conviction, Minor Conviction...What's the Difference?
    A part of what goes into determining your auto insurance rate is your driving record, including any tickets you may have received. There are a variety of different types of tickets and some have more influence on your premiums than others.
  • Getting Life Insurance if You're a Smoker (or an Ex-Smoker)
    Although smoking is nowhere near as common as it once was, about one-third of Canada's population has smoked at one time or another and that's a whole lot of people who may have concerns about their premiums when it comes to getting life insurance. These concerns, however, are often based on myths, and end up discouraging people from getting the life insurance they may need.
  • Save Five to 10 Percent on Your Car Insurance Right Away
    Auto insurance is one of those costs of owning a car that everyone wants to save money on, spending less on fuel is another. Yet, while there's often little you can do about the price of fuel, the price of auto insurance can often be mitigated by shopping around. Another way to lower your premium, however, is by raising the deductibles you've chosen which could save you in the neighbourhood of five to 10 percent off your auto insurance premiums.
  • Can You Claim It?
    Sometimes "it" hits the fan. When things go wrong, really wrong, that's where your insurance coverage can help, but sometimes you might wonder if submitting a claim is in your best interest or if you're even covered.
  • Ontario to Scrap Out-of-Country OHIP Coverage
    Travellers are generally encouraged to buy travel insurance before going on holiday, but those who don't because of the emergency coverage available to them through OHIP will soon find they're without any sort of travel coverage come the fall.
  • Spring Is in the Air and Your Car Needs Some Care
    Now that winter has finally released its grip, it's time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road ahead with the following spring car cleaning and maintenance tips.
  • How to Protect Your Home from a $43,000 Repair Bill
    Water damage makes up almost half of all home insurance claims, and for flooded basements the price tag is high. It's estimated that the average cost to repair a flooded basement is $43,000, yet, there are protections that residents can implement, for often less than $250.
  • Ontario Car Insurance: Everything You Need to Know about Changes in the Provincial Budget
    The recently tabled Ontario provincial budget sees big changes across the board for drivers in Canada's most populous province. Learn about the changes and how they may affect you.
  • Having a Baby Means It's Time for Life Insurance
    Having a baby means it is time for life insurance, because, underneath the excitement of bringing your newborn home for the first time is also a concern for what lays ahead, especially when it comes to the family's finances.
  • Top Holiday Destinations for Couples
    One of the perks of being in a relationship is you have a built-in travel companion. A person who you want to come with you when you're looking to take a holiday from your regular routine. See which popular destinations top the list for Canadian couples with wanderlust.
  • How to Test Drive a Car
    Taking a car out for a test drive is an integral part of the car buying process. Yet, it's been estimated that about 16 percent of car buyers skip the test drive, and 33 percent test drive just one vehicle.
  • Top Destinations for Travellers Who Fly Solo
    Every now and again you just need some "me, myself, and I" time and for many people this means packing your bags and going on vacation blissfully alone. See which popular destinations top the list with solo travellers.
  • Seasons Change and So Does Your Car Insurance
    A change in season is the ideal reminder to take a few quick minutes to see if you're still getting the best car insurance rate out there, and now that spring has officially sprung it's time to see if you could spring into some savings on what you pay for coverage.
  • 18 Myths About Car Insurance
    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about auto insurance in Canada that often lead Canada's 26 million licensed drivers down the wrong road. Let's right these wrongs today so that the route ahead is clear.
  • Quiz: When a Storm Hits, Are You Covered?
    When the weather is wild and causes damage, are you covered? Take the quiz to find out how weatherproof your coverage is, or can be, with the right policy.
  • How Long Does It Take You to Get to Work Each Day?
    An hour is a long time to commute into work, but for nearly 10 percent of Canadians it's a daily reality and that's not including the trip home at the end of the day.
  • Does Car Colour Affect Your Auto Insurance Rate?
    When you bought your car, did the colour of it matter to you? Did you pick the colour because you believed it would affect how much you pay for auto insurance? Learn how car colour affects your auto insurance premium, if at all.
  • Ring in Spring: Travel Tips for March Break
    Every year, thousands of Canadians weary of winter set their sights on the upcoming March Break holiday. Last year, Toronto's Pearson Airport estimated they'd see 130,000 travellers on the Friday prior to March Break; well over what they see on a typical day. You can expect all airports across the country to be busier than normal. Are you ready for the crowds? How about going through security clearance?
  • Ways to Save on Your Auto Insurance with Discounts
    Everyone loves a good discount! It's a great way to lower what you pay for your auto insurance coverage. But are you getting all the auto insurance discounts available?
  • The Highs and Lows of Toronto Car Insurance Rates
    If you live in the north end of the city, whether it's the east end or west end, chances are you're paying more for your insurance then those living in the city's centre and midtown. Rates vary greatly across Toronto depending on where you live. Find out how your area compares.
  • The 10 Most Expensive Cities for Ontario Auto Insurance
    We round up the top 10 most expensive cities for car insurance in Ontario based on estimates from Kanetix's InsuraMap. Most are found in the GTA, but the priciest city might not be where you think. If you're wondering about the cheapest, we've got that too.
  • Sick of Winter? Kick the Blahs to the Curb
    Winter can be tough, but now that spring is less than a month a way, there's no better time to list the good things to come, including how you can save money today.
  • Best-Selling Minivans in Canada
    Minivans have a funny status among Canadians. You either love them or you hate them. Yet, after more than 30 years of family-friendly style, the minivan continues to be the vehicle of choice for many parents.
  • How Much is Your Vacation Worth to You?
    Vacations can be expensive. From flights to hotels, rental cars and excursions, it's easy to spend thousands of dollars on a getaway. Yet, many travellers do not get trip cancellation insurance to protect their investment, according to a recent survey.
  • Top 10 Selling SUVs in Canada
    If you're in the market to buy a SUV or crossover, there's more to consider than just the sticker price: there's auto insurance and fuel efficiency too. See which SUVs are Canada's best-selling and how much you can expect to spend a year in gas.
  • Top 10 Trucks in Canada
    In 2018, the pickup trucks Canadians most often bought were mostly built Ford Tough. The Ford F-Series pickup truck is not only the best-selling truck in Canada, but it's the best-selling vehicle, period. See all the pickups that cracked the top 10 best-sellers list in Canada, plus how much they'll cost in gas each year.
  • Top 10 Cars in Canada
    The year 2018 was another good one for the Honda Civic; for the 21st year in a row, the Civic has come out on top as Canada's best-selling car. Since 1997, the Civic has been, hands down, Canada's favourite car. See what other cars are favoured by Canadians.
  • Ontario Seeks Input from Drivers on How to Lower Car Insurance Rates
    Ontario auto insurance rates are on the rise and the province wants to hear what you have to say about it through a new online survey.
  • Money Talks: All It Takes Is $150 to Motivate Most Canadians to Switch Insurers
    If you could save $150 on your premiums, would you be willing to switch insurance providers? According to a recent survey, most Canadians would. For many, however, the tipping point to switch is even lower.
  • Travel Tips to Travel More
    New Year's resolutions are usually blah and not terribly imaginative. Save money. Lose weight. Eat better. Hit the gym. Be nicer to people (*sigh*). All are noble endeavours to be sure, but if this year you resolved to add travel to your repertoire, the list of travel tips will help you get where you want to go faster and enjoy it more while you're there.
  • Breaking Bad Habits for Good: Auto Renewing Your Car Insurance
    In the world of car insurance, the best time of year for drivers is renewal time. It's the time of year when you can easily switch auto insurance providers, for any reason. Yet many drivers allow their policy to auto renew, which may seem convenient at the time but can end up being a costly mistake.
  • 10 Destinations Worth Considering for a Mid-Winter Getaway
    Are you in search of the sun and a unique winter getaway? From the tried and true to the exotic, we've listed 10 popular warm weather destinations that will help you shake off winter's chill.
  • Make 2019 the Year You Pay Less for Your Car Insurance
    It's that time of year again, to forget the mistakes of the past and look forward to a new year of opportunity. And, when it comes to your car insurance rates, there's a lot of opportunity to save.
  • Are You Up to the Challenge? It's Trivia Time!
    Who doesn't like a little trivia? Given there's a day dedicated to it each year, January 4, there are obviously trivia enthusiasts everywhere, including here at We're also keen on all things insurance and we've pulled together 10 questions that we're confident will answer the question: Are you up to the challenge?
  • Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in Canada
    This year's list of the most stolen cars in Canada is out. The list, published annually by the IBC, reveals the most stolen cars in Canada. Is your car a favourite target of thieves?
  • Accidentally Speaking: Take the Road Test
    When are you more likely to be in a collision, during the morning or evening rush hour? In December, February or August? Take the (Road) Test to find out.
  • 10 Holiday Travel Tips
    Canadians love to travel over the holidays and if you're travelling to visit (or escape!) friends and family this year, then you'll want to consider the following travel tips first.
  • (Buying a ) Home for the Holidays?
    House hunting isn't typically associated with the holiday season, but if you're in the market to buy a home there's no need to give up the hunt just because it's the off-season. In fact, there are those who would argue that house hunting in the off-season offers buyers unique opportunities that don't exist during the traditional home buying season.
  • Ontario's Distracted Driving Penalties Are about to Become a Whole Lot Tougher
    Ontario ups the ante on distracted driving as of January 1, 2019. Increased fines, escalating demerit points and driver's licence suspensions are about to become the new reality in the province.
  • Fire Safety Tips to Protect Your Home
    Winter is the worst season for fires in Canada and it's likely no coincidence that National Home Fire Safety Week (November 24 to 30) takes place when the temperatures start to dip. Douse the risk of fire in your home this winter with this collection of fire safety tips.
  • Brace Yourself for Parking Lot Mayhem
    As throngs of shoppers descend on the stores this Black Friday and beyond, two things are certain: the parking lots are going to be busier than usual and secondly, we can all use a refresher on how best to tackle this reality.
  • This Year's Black Friday Cross-Border Shopping Must-Have Purchase
    Are holiday sales across the border calling out to you, despite the lagging loonie? If a cross-border shopping trip over this year's Black Friday weekend is in the plans there's one item you absolutely must buy before you take on the crowds: travel insurance. Here's why.
  • A Winter Car Safety Kit Checklist
    Slippery or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and the cold: these are all conditions that can make winter driving difficult. They are also the conditions that can make getting stuck in the snow or a car breakdown treacherous if unprepared. But, with an emergency kit for your car, you could find yourself back on the road quicker if you run into problems.
  • One in Four Canadians Admit to Driving Without Their Glasses
    The vast majority of Canadians require vision correction, about 74 per cent, yet many drivers take an unnecessary risk when they get behind the wheel. A recent study found that one in four Canadians who have corrective lenses admitted to driving at least twice in the last year without wearing their glasses or contacts.
  • Are You Ready for the Challenges That Come with Driving in the Dark?
    Daylight is increasingly scarce at this time of year, and for many drivers this means getting to work, and home again, is done under the cloak of darkness. Driving at night however, can be challenging, and sometimes we can all use a refresher on how to tackle the roads when the sun sets for the evening.
  • The Most and Least Reliable Cars on the Road
    Not sure which dealership to head to first when looking to buy a new car? With so many car brands to choose from it can be difficult to decide. However, a recent ranking of the most and least reliable car brands by Consumer Reports might help.
  • Weeding out What's Fact and What's Fiction About Travelling with Cannabis
    With the recreational use of cannabis in Canada now permitted, are you allowed to take your legally purchased pot with you when you travel? The answer depends entirely on where your travels are taking you.
  • Halloween Safety: Eight Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe
    It might be one your favourite times of the year, but Halloween can be downright scary for your pets. The holiday is full of Halloween hazards for your dog or cat, but there are some simple ways you can keep them safe.
  • 13 Halloween Safety Tips at Home and in the Car
    As much as children love to go trick-or-treating and the resulting stash of candy, Halloween can be ghoulish if precautions by homeowners and drivers aren't taken. We here at have scared up 13 Halloween safety tips for around the home and in the car that will help ensure your night doesn't end up giving you a fright.
  • The Reality of Cannabis-Impaired Drivers in Canada
    It's usually alcohol we think of when the topic of impaired driving comes up, but with the legalization of cannabis, drug-impaired driving is a focus now too. It's a discussion, however, that likely should have started years ago.
  • Oh, Deer! What Happens If You Hit Wildlife While Driving?
    Would you know what to do if you hit a deer, moose or other wild animal-big or small? Road kill is a grisly, but common sight especially at this time of year. So if you hit a deer, do you know whether or not you would be covered for this type of collision?
  • A Cornucopia of Tips to Help You Save Money
    From the credit card in your wallet to the travel insurance you'll need on your next trip to the home and auto insurance policies you have, you can harvest the savings this Thanksgiving season at
  • Celebrate Seniors Day by Saving Money on Car Insurance
    What are you doing for Seniors Day, this October 1? would like to invite you, or the drivers in your life who are over 65, to compare car insurance rates. It's an easy way to see if there are lower car insurance premiums available which can help you save money.
  • Older and Wiser: Safe Driving Tips for Seniors Behind the Wheel
    Seniors are living longer and healthier, and are on the move and on the road. As experienced as most older drivers are behind the wheel though, everyone-regardless of age-could use a few safe driving tips now and again.
  • How Likely are Canadians to Lay on the Horn When Traffic Issues Arise?
    A recent survey has found that 46 per cent of Canadians are horn happy. This is the number who said they were likely to use their vehicle's horn to voice their disapproval of any traffic-related issue. That leaves 54 per cent who said they're more likely to watch what's going on around them in silent displeasure. Which way do you lean?
  • Does Driving High Mean You're Driving Impaired?
    For the last several decades, any talk about impaired driving has mostly centred on drunk driving. Since the federal government first introduced the bill to legalize cannabis in the country, however, the conversation has turned to focus on drug-impaired driving as well.
  • Parking Lot Isolation: One in Three Drivers Avoid Parking Near Other Cars
    When you pull into the parking lot of your local grocery store, do you park as close to the entrance as possible or near the back of the parking lot where the parking spots are plenty? A recent survey highlights the precautions Canadian drivers are willing to take to protect their ride.
  • Back to School, Lesson #1: How to Save Money on Your Car Insurance
    As the school bell rings, and students (and parents) get back into the grind, there's no better time for a refresher course in getting the cheapest car insurance rate. It's back to school & savings season. Find out if you'll be getting an A+ this year.
  • Three Reasons Why Students Need Tenant Insurance
    With a new school year fast approaching, many students will be leaving home and moving into on-campus housing or their first apartment. There's a lot to pack like books, laptops, clothes, furniture, and entertainment systems to name just a few of the essentials. But, what about property insurance? See why your student may need tenant insurance.
  • As Interest Rates Inch Higher Will Fixed Rate Mortgages Become More Popular?
    It's been a busy year for the Bank of Canada. For the fourth time since July 2017, the Bank of Canada has increased its policy interest rate 0.25 per cent so that it now sits at 1.5 per cent. Learn how this latest hike might change the mortgage market in Canada.
  • Tips on Buying a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle
    Have you had it with the mostly ups, and the occasional downs of gas prices? Is a fuel-efficient car in your future? If so, this handy guide on how to choose a fuel-efficient vehicle will aid you in buying a car that will help you save at the pump.
  • Distracted Driving Laws in Canada
    Canada continues to crack down on distracted driving. All provinces and territories (aside from Nunavut) have some form of distracted driving-related legislation in place. And while the laws and penalties vary by province, the intent behind the legislation is the same: to encourage drivers to remain fully focused on the road while driving.
  • Safety Tips for Setting off Fireworks
    Like many Canadians, fireworks and sparklers may be lighting up your night this Canada Day. If you're hosting your own home fireworks display, minimize the chance of injury or property damage this Canada Day with these firework safety tips.
  • When It's More than Just a Shower: Storm Damage and Your Insurance
    Severe thunderstorms-damaging wind gusts, hail and torrential rain-seem to be increasingly common, and when they cause damage to your home or auto will you be covered?
  • Father's Day Savings Tips Start Here
    The kids will ensure that this Father's Day, June 17th, Dads everywhere are loaded up with thoughtful gifts, but don't overlook the gift you can give yourself: saving your hard-earned money.
  • What a PC Win in Ontario Could Mean to Your Auto Insurance
    Now that Doug Ford's PC party has won the election in Ontario, what could this mean to the premiums you pay for auto insurance? It's a topic that over the course of the campaign that both the Liberals and NDP touched on, but it's unclear what the PCs plan to do now that they're in power.
  • Nearly Half of Homeowners Plan to Renovate Their Home
    If you're thinking about renovating your home this year, hopefully you've locked in your contractor as they'll likely be busy in the coming months. According to CIBC's annual home renovation poll, 45 per cent of Canadian homeowners say they expect to undertake some sort of home renovation this season
  • What Happens When a Cyclist Gets a Traffic Ticket?
    June is Bike Month in Ontario, and as more people put down their car keys and take to their bicycles, some cyclists may be surprised to learn that they can be ticketed for traffic offences, just like drivers, and face the same fines.
  • Will Work for Belly Rubs
    Could you use a little less stress in your day? Need a little boost in office productivity? Then maybe the answer lies in your favourite four-legged best friend. With almost half of all Canadian households owning a pet, it's not such a crazy idea that people would enjoy pets in the office too.
  • Travelling Pet Peeves Exposed
    There is nothing more exciting than taking a well-deserved trip, but sometimes the journey of getting to your destination can be trying. From barefoot passengers to close talkers, a recent study on airplane and hotel travel etiquette exposes the poor traveller behaviours that get under the skin of jet setting Canadians.
  • Falling Ill While Visiting Canada: Why Tourists Need Travel Insurance
    As we head into the busy tourism season, Canadians everywhere are getting ready to open their doors to friends and family. If you are expecting to welcome visitors from out-of-country this year, encourage them to consider getting Visitors to Canada health insurance before they depart.
  • What's Really Going to Happen to Your Ontario Auto Insurance Rate?
    Car insurance rates in Ontario are trending upwards and some drivers are seeing increases of up to 20 per cent. What can you expect when it's time to renew?
  • Make Mom Proud: Save on Your Car Insurance
    Mothers everywhere can appreciate saving money, but perhaps more importantly moms know that overpaying for anything is just wasteful. Make mom proud this Mother's Day and see if you can spend less on your car insurance.
  • Top 10 Electric Vehicles That Will Give You a Charge
    Gone are the days when you only had one or two options to choose from if you were in the market for a plug-in electric vehicle. Now there are about 40 models available and we've identified the 10 most popular with drivers at
  • How to Save Money on Motorcycle Insurance
    With motorcycle riding season upon us, there's no better time to go over some of the top tips that will help you save money on your motorcycle insurance.
  • Top Tips for Canadian Motorcycle Riders
    It's that time of year again when Canadian motorcyclists are itching to hit the open road. Whether you're an experienced rider or just starting out, make sure you're ready to roll this riding season-safely and smartly.
  • Accident Prone: When Car Accidents Happen
    True or false: You're more likely to be involved in a car accident in the winter when roads are slick and driving tricky?
  • Auto Insurance Rates Expected to Increase in the Coming Year
    Brace yourself. Auto insurance rates are expected to increase this year, Canada-wide, and this is bad news for Ontario drivers who already pay more for coverage, on average, than any other province.
  • Almost 50 Per Cent of Tenants Are Without Renter's Insurance
    Of the more than 14 million households in Canada, approximately 4.5 million are rented by tenants, according to the 2016 Census. A recent survey suggests that potentially 2 million of these households don't have the protection that comes with purchasing a tenant insurance policy. The survey found that 48.5 per cent of Canadian tenants don't have a policy to call their own.
  • Which Cars Hold Their Value the Best?
    Everyone has heard that the minute you drive off the dealer's lot with your brand new vehicle, it's worth a lot less than what you just paid for it. By the end of the first year, your vehicle will likely have depreciated in value somewhere in the neighbourhood of 20 to 30 per cent. See which vehicles hold their value the best according to
  • The Ultimate Myth Busters: Travel Insurance Edition
    Is travel insurance just for trips abroad? Are you covered under your credit card's policy for the full duration of your trip? The truth behind common myths about travelling and travel medical insurance.
  • Most Popular Hot Spots for Snowbirds
    Now that we are smack dab in the middle of winter, if you are retired (or of retirement age) and like to travel, you may be setting your sights on where you can go to escape the snow, slush and cold. According to a recent survey, these warm weather destinations are tops with Canadian snowbirds.
  • Ready to Plug-In for Lower Insurance Premiums?
    From auto insurance to life insurance and everything in between, would you be willing to share additional information with your insurance provider if it could help you lower your insurance premiums? The type of information, for example, that is gleaned from technology that you may already be using, like Fitbit, OnStar, Google Assistant, or Siri?
  • Top 15 Countries Visiting Canada
    It will likely come as no surprise, that of all the people coming to visit Canada, residents of the United States are the most represented; but, what other countries may have Canada on their radar as a vacation destination this winter?
  • The Cost of Car Insurance in Quebec's Largest Cities
    Like any big city, there are three realities Montreal drivers must face on a regular basis: traffic, road repairs and construction, and the high cost of auto insurance. On this latter point, drivers in Montreal pay the highest premiums in the province.
  • In Search of the Cheapest Flights
    Everyone needs a vacation to look forward to, and now that summer is basically over and everyone is getting back into the grind, it's time to start thinking about your next holiday...and making sure you're not overpaying for your flight to get there.
  • Buying a Car? Eight Ways to Ensure You're Happy with Your Purchase
    There is no better feeling than getting behind the wheel of a car that you love; a car that you enjoy spending time in. That's why, when it's time to buy a new car (or at least one that's new to you), it's important to do a little research. It will be time well spent, because the research you do today can go a long way in ensuring you'll enjoy your new vehicle for years to come.
  • GMC, Infiniti and Jeep Drivers Are Some of the Worst Drivers on the Road
    Drivers beware of those behind the wheel of a GMC. Drivers of this particular brand of vehicle are more likely to have a less than stellar driving record.
  • Amped up for Battery Electric Vehicles: 10 Cars That Will Spark Your Interest
    Battery electric vehicles (BEVs), especially the Tesla Model S, are sparking the interest of Canadian drivers. More than one in three drivers (36 per cent) who requested auto insurance quotes at for a BEV got quotes for the Tesla Model S, followed by the Nissan Leaf (17 per cent). See how the rest ranked.
  • Canada Is a Nation of Honda Drivers
    When you take to the road, is your vehicle of choice a Honda or a Toyota? Chances are it is, as these two car brands consistently come out on top of the 10 most popular car manufacturers quoted for auto insurance online through
  • Tips to Travel Cheap and Travel Smart
    Travel smart and travel cheap; with these travel tips, you can spend less time watching your wallet and more time taking in the sites.
  • Home Insurance Myths Busted
    Home insurance can be confusing. The following are some of the most common misconceptions about home insurance in Canada to help you weed through what's fact and what's fiction.
  • The Worst Roads in Ontario
    CAA's annual list of the worst roads in Ontario is out. Do you regularly travel on a road that made the list?
  • Filming Your Ride: Does a Dash Cam Help with Your Auto Insurance?
    Whether it's a cyclist cutting across Canada's busiest highway, a collision, or an attempted insurance scam, vehicles equipped with a dash cam have recorded some unbelievable footage out on the road. But does having a dash cam affect your auto insurance at all?
  • Hobbies That Make Your Life Insurer Squeamish
    There are people who like living on the edge. They have nerves of steel and boundless energy and are as nimble as a cat. Understandably, many people cast a wary eye on these risk-takers; after all why would anyone want to jump out of perfectly good airplane or race down a quarter mile track at speeds that defy logic? Not surprisingly, your life insurer may be asking these questions as well.
  • #KanetixLovesTrees Has Taken Root by Planting 1,250 Trees
    #KanetixLovesTrees, and thanks to the best customers ever, we reached our goal to plant 1,250 trees! So while you saved some green, we planted some green to help minimize the impact driving has on the environment.
  • Could Fido Void Your Home Insurance?
    In April, Quebec tabled legislation to ban certain dogs in the province. Once the Quebec legislation comes into force, Quebec and Ontario will be the only two provinces in Canada with a province-wide ban on certain breeds of dogs. Could the type of dog you own affect your home insurance coverage?
  • You Got a Traffic Ticket for What?
    Everyone knows all the main traffic violations that could affect your auto insurance premiums, like failing to signal, running a stop sign, speeding, or making an improper turn. But, there are plenty of lesser-known instances where a driver may not realize that what they are doing may run afoul of the rules of the road.
  • Five Bad Driving Habits That Could Cost You
    How we choose to behave while driving could have serious consequences, perhaps a ticket or worse, an accident. Avoid the following five bad driving habits and not only will you be a safer driver, but you'll also help keep your insurance premiums in check.
  • New at Aviva Canada's Maple Leafs and Raptors Auto Insurance
    Do you bleed blue for your Maple Leafs? Is your DNA part-Raptor? Aviva Canada has teamed up with the Leafs and Raptors to provide a team branded and fan-focused home and auto insurance program.
  • The Reality of the Millennial Homeownership Dream
    If you're a millennial in Canada, or the parent of one, a recent HSBC survey suggests that the dream of homeownership isn't dead, it just requires some help-and work-to bring the dream of buying a home to life.
  • #KanetixLovesTrees: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save on Car Insurance
    With Earth Day just around the corner, has pledged
  • Fall Back: End of Daylight Saving Time, Home and Auto Safety Checklist
    The weekend most Canadians fall back one hour is also the ideal time to tackle seasonal safety projects. A lot of the routine maintenance on your home and car should be done twice a year, so what better time to start checking items off your "to-do" list?

  • 12 Long Weekend Driving Tips
    As we prepare to close the book on another summer, scores of Canadians will be looking to write one last chapter and will be taking to the road to make the most out of the last long weekend of the season. Twelve long weekend driving tips to help you get to where you want to go safely, and free of tickets and collisions.

  • Seasons Change and So Does Your Car Insurance
    A change in season is the ideal reminder to take a few quick minutes to see if you're still getting the best car insurance rate out there. And now that spring has officially sprung, it's time to see if you could spring into some savings on your car insurance.


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