Articles By Sandra MacGregor:

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Real Estate

Mortgage rules when buying a second property in Canada: What you need to know

Interested in buying a second property? Familiarize yourself with the mortgage rules first to make sure it’s the right...

Mortgage rules when buying a second property in Canada: What you need to know
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Life Insurance

How does life insurance work?

How does life insurance work?
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Auto Insurance

How much is insurance for a new driver?

It’s a simple question, but one whose answer depends on where you live, how much you drive and the...

How much is insurance for a new driver?
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Real Estate

How much of a down payment do you need on a second home?

Second homes and rental properties have their own down payment requirements. Here’s what to expect when buying a second...

How much of a down payment do you need on a second home?
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Real Estate

How to use equity to buy a second home

We look at four common ways of financing the purchase of a second property using equity built up in...

How to use equity to buy a second home
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Life Insurance

What is universal life insurance?

Despite its complexities and cost, universal life insurance offers greater flexibility and some tax advantages. Here’s how it works....

What is universal life insurance?
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Life Insurance

What is whole life insurance?

What is whole life insurance?
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Life Insurance

What is term life insurance and how, exactly, does it work?

What is term life insurance and how, exactly, does it work?

Mortgages

Mortgage refinance calculator

Use a mortgage refinance calculator to understand the costs and potential savings of breaking and renegotiating your mortgage agreement.

Mortgage refinance calculator