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    Hopefully this isn't prying too much, but what do...

    Hopefully this isn't prying too much, but what do you do for banking in Spain and do you pay for bank accounts? The lockdown has made me more interested in my hobbies (such as personal finance) that...
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    Absolutely go for another passport that's...

    Absolutely go for another passport that's available to you if you plan on travelling outside Canada and the USA. I finally got my British passport 9 years ago (father is from Scotland) and I take it...
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    I've always found the English Proficiency Index...

    I've always found the English Proficiency Index an interesting read: https://www.ef.com/wwen/epi/

    I totally agree with the countries in the "very high" ranking. Some of the other countries I'd...
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    How many transactions are you doing a year?...

    How many transactions are you doing a year? Canadian stock trades can be done with pretty much all brokerages in Canada for under $10 a trade. Some brokers such as Questtrade even have zero...
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    With the advent of ETFs (generally lower fees and...

    With the advent of ETFs (generally lower fees and broader portfolios) I'd stay away from mutual funds entirely. Furthermore I don't think there are any brick-and-mortar financial institutions that...
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    I've done this for the past two years (paid...

    I've done this for the past two years (paid property taxes for my house and my parents house) using a Triangle Mastercard for the 1% Canadian Tire money. Just add City of Calgary as a payee - no...
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    It's the Triangle World Elite Mastercard that...

    It's the Triangle World Elite Mastercard that you're thinking about. I used their roadside assistance twice recently because my stupid crap car battery died. It's not a Canadian Tire branded vehicle...
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    I wouldn't write off the Rogers Mastercard just...

    I wouldn't write off the Rogers Mastercard just yet. They sent this out via email yesterday.


    It looks like you won't be downgraded until after July 31, 2021 at the earliest, and that Rogers may...
  9. Poll: A full refund was posted to my Rogers World Elite...

    A full refund was posted to my Rogers World Elite Mastercard today - it shows up as a payment would to my account. Was the email address [email protected]? I never got a reply back...
  10. Poll: Rogers Mastercard is processing a chargeback for...

    Rogers Mastercard is processing a chargeback for me on this matter. Booked a roundtrip domestic flight to the maritimes late last year for travel in May for $600. After hours of phone calls Air...
  11. Were you aiming for silver? I don't think I've...

    Were you aiming for silver?

    I don't think I've grumbled yet about the major changes that United made last fall to their Mileage Plus program, which will guarantee that I won't be maintaining my...
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    Poll: Yeah I used to use that as a benchmark for...

    Yeah I used to use that as a benchmark for whether or not the trip was expensive - now I have to bump it up to about $220/day.

    Australia was $245/day last year for me, even cheaper than Iceland...
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    Poll: I spent $18,220.95 on travel in 2019 (yes I have...

    I spent $18,220.95 on travel in 2019 (yes I have a spreadsheet tracking travel expenses), although this was for a total of 91 days and includes expenses like food and fuel, albeit at a higher rate...
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    I'm pretty certain "standby" only exists these...

    I'm pretty certain "standby" only exists these days if you miss a regularly scheduled flight and the airline puts you on a later flight that's fully booked

    See myth #1 here......
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    That is correct - sorry if I wasn't clear. The...

    That is correct - sorry if I wasn't clear. The amount of my reoccurring payments remained the same, but with every prepayment made, TD sent me a paper statement informing me that I had paid the...
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    I'm on this subreddit almost everyday and this...

    I'm on this subreddit almost everyday and this advice is pretty spot on: https://www.reddit.com/r/PersonalFinanceCanada/wiki/money-steps . Have a budget to know where you money is going, have an...
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    My trip interruption coverage worked for me twice...

    My trip interruption coverage worked for me twice - last year when somebody guy backed into me at the domestic terminal causing me to miss my flight, and in December 2014 when Delta left my checked...
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    Triangle credit cards have allowed you to pay...

    Triangle credit cards have allowed you to pay things that you wouldn't normally be able to pay with a credit card (e.g. property taxes, university tuition) for many years now. There's a huge thread...
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    Alright, I'll bite. TD Visa Infinite was my main...

    Alright, I'll bite. TD Visa Infinite was my main credit card from late 2012 until January 2019, and I travel very frequently. I still use my TD Visa Infinite, but only for travel related purchases,...
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    I assume you went to a Maple Leaf Lounge? They're...

    I assume you went to a Maple Leaf Lounge? They're pretty decent, with hot cooked food, free alcohol and signs at the bar to say that staff don't expect tips. I've had quite a few Bulleit borbons at...
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    No travel fears whatsoever, and I've been on...

    No travel fears whatsoever, and I've been on flights turbulent enough to cause panic among passengers with items popping out of the overhead bins. I even watch episodes of Mayday (...
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    I might be catching up to you, especially since...

    I might be catching up to you, especially since 2017 ;) OpenFlights

    My habits are nearly identical, except that I always choose an aisle seat (I consume a lot of liquids and like to get up when I...
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    Since we're talking about the fancy cards now,...

    Since we're talking about the fancy cards now, does anybody have one of these?

    https://www.hsbc.ca/jade/world-elite-mastercard/

    I think (?) it's the only no-fee credit card in Canada (free if...
  24. I was on an Air Canada flight just over a week...

    I was on an Air Canada flight just over a week ago that was supposed to go from Santiago to Buenos Aires, only to make it more than halfway there, turn around, and land back in Santiago due to...
  25. :rofl: I've been to all 50 US states and 100+ US...

    :rofl: I've been to all 50 US states and 100+ US cities - Tulsa might just be the most boring US city I've been to. The Gathering Place was the most exciting part of Tulsa when I was there earlier...
  26. I was flying back home from Kansas City via...

    I was flying back home from Kansas City via Houston with United this past April and a delay in Kansas City (mechanical issue - it was one of those incidents when we all boarded the plane, an issue...
  27. I was collecting Aeroplan miles for over a decade...

    I was collecting Aeroplan miles for over a decade before finally making the switch over to United Mileage Plus in 2017. Never had status with Aeroplan but I attained Silver status last year (18...
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    I've used TD Waterhouse for nearly 20 years...

    I've used TD Waterhouse for nearly 20 years without any major issues, although I've certainly moved away from active trading. TD has added quite a few new features to their trading platform in the...
  29. Tough for me to choose just one! For instance, I...

    Tough for me to choose just one! For instance, I tracked myself visiting 105 different places across 15 countries in 2018 alone. If I had to choose one, it was probably visiting the Argentine side of...
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    I wouldn't want to drive in Lebanon either - I've...

    I wouldn't want to drive in Lebanon either - I've driven all over the USA and Canada and that's perfectly fine for me, but the one other country I've driven in (the UK) was super stressful, mainly...
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    I didn't use and ATMs when I was in Lebanon in...

    I didn't use and ATMs when I was in Lebanon in April 2016 but I noticed that USD dollars were readily accepted everywhere. Credit cards were also widely accepted - I just used a no fx fee credit card...
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    Poll: I've been to all three in the past 5 years, and...

    I've been to all three in the past 5 years, and am going to Japan and Brazil again later this year.

    I always say that Japan isn't any more expensive than western Europe, in fact for comparison I'd...
  33. Sticky: Hello Jordan, May I please see sales for Mount...

    Hello Jordan,

    May I please see sales for Mount Pleasant, Capitol Hill and Tuxedo for the past year? Thank you.
  34. Thread: Panama

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    I was only in Panama City for 2 nights in June...

    I was only in Panama City for 2 nights in June 2014. Visited the Miraflores Locks and saw a vessel called Csav Brasilia heading through the canal. There's a nice viewing area there along with a multi...
  35. Thread: Iran

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    I consider myself to be fairly well travelled,...

    I consider myself to be fairly well travelled, and after having visited over 50 countries, Iran is still my favourite country to visit, by far. The only thing that's keeping me away at the moment are...
  36. Assessment went up 16.75%, property tax bill is...

    Assessment went up 16.75%, property tax bill is up 16.16%. All my neighbours had their assessments go way up too, so I think my neighbourhood (Mount Pleasant) is one of the worst hit areas for...
  37. When you say Spokane do you mean Vancouver,...

    When you say Spokane do you mean Vancouver, Washington? It's a bit of a detour to head north over the Columbia into Washington for that, assuming that you're driving the quickest route from Calgary...
  38. I fly in/out of YYC at least once a month and...

    I fly in/out of YYC at least once a month and will be setting a new personal record for longest flight at the end of this month. Up to now the longest flight I've taken was San Francisco to Hong...
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    There are a ton of toll roads in Ireland - the...

    There are a ton of toll roads in Ireland - the only places I've been to where I think I've see more toll roads are Japan (pretty much every highway is tolled) and Singapore (with the ERP). I did day...
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    There is free cancellation for car rental...

    There is free cancellation for car rental bookings made on Expedia. Go ahead and book now, and keep checking back every few days or so. I often see rental prices fall about 4 to 2 weeks out. For...
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