•Have you heard the one about the UofT grad who paid off his $114,000 student loan with a bag full of cash? Actually, it’s not a joke.
•Toronto led the country in rising home prices last month, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. Competition for homes in Toronto is fierce. The city has less than two months of supply compared to six months nationally.
•Drivers in Vancouver are seeing red as has gas prices hit record levels. Pump prices were spotted as high as $1.52 a litre in some places.
•One-third of Canadians are currently using an online brokerage or are at least considering it, according to a new BMO survey. Despite its growing popularity, online investing myths remain. Here are BMO’s top four:
Myth #1″: Online investing is only for day traders
Myth #2: Online brokerages do not offer enough guidance and support
Myth #3: You should not mix online and full-service investing
Myth #4: Online investing is hard to access