February 16 roundup - MoneySense

February 16 roundup

On expected reforms to OAS benefits, how to spot a shady general contractor and how to recognize fees that can save you money.


The upcoming federal budget is expected to lay down the path for OAS reform. Watchers say the Harper government is likely to hike the OAS beneficiary age from 65 to 67.

• Look and listen for these red flags when dealing with contractors on your next renovation project. It could save you a bundle, not to mention headaches.

• Not all fees are created equal. Some can actually save you money in the long run.