5 Practical Financial Preparations For a Long-Term Vacation

5 Practical Financial Preparations For a Long-Term VacationWhen that first cold wind or frost hits, I’m always surprised. I have no clue why — I’m Canadian, a Winnipeg native — and I’m well acquainted with this country’s winters. If the chilling reminder of what’s in store this season has you thinking of going on an extended trip, here are five financial preparations to make before any long-term vacation. Get travel insurance. Only half of Canadians, according to…

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Flight Fee For U.S. Bound Canadians?

Flight Fee For U.S. Bound Canadians?Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there are better ways for Americans to raise money than to charge Canadians to get into their country. U.S. President Barack Obama wants to charge Canadians entering the U.S. by air or sea a $5.50 inspection fee, although private vehicles would be exempt. “They’re running deficits down there well over a trillion dollars a year,” Harper said Thursday. “Some 40 per cent plus of the…

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Feds warn travellers to be careful in Europe

Feds warn travellers to be careful in EuropeForeign Affairs is warning Canadians to be careful while travelling in Europe amid new terrorist fears there. The department stopped short of issuing a bona fide travel advisory Sunday but did say Canadians should “be aware” of their surroundings, and the department is “closely monitoring” the situation. “Canadians should be aware of their surroundings at all times, monitor local news reports, follow the advice of local authorities, and take appropriate…

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