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In slightly better homeowner news: It’s going to get a tiny bit easier for some first-time Ontario homebuyers.
Teach us your ways
A Toronto family of five spends less than $200 a month on groceries. Not kidding. Their secret? A collection of apps and some extreme couponing.
The approach seems pretty appealing, considering that food prices are on the rise.
News from the cheap seats
Want cheap airline tickets? Get ready to board last and pack light.
United is getting ready to premiere “basic economy,” which means your bag has to fit under your seat. So if you want a real bargain on your flight, kiss goodbye to using the overhead compartment and getting pre-assigned seating.
Cord cutters keep cutting
Canada is probably going to lose almost 200,000 TV subscribers this year. Why? One woman summed it up pretty succinctly: “I just don’t want to pay the cable bill anymore.”
The CRTC required cable companies to offer basic TV packages for $25 a month, starting March 1. But most of us just aren’t buying it.
In other news
Cool car, but it needs to be louder: The U.S. is going to require that hydrids make more noise so they can’t sneak up on you so easily.
Your private drug plan is probably about to get more expensive.
Check your home for one of these smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: They may not work.
We read this online, and it could save your shirt, so we thought we’d share: Here’s how to decode the laundry tags on all of your clothes.
What’s the worst place to park in Canada?
We crunched parking ticket data from major cities across Canada, more than 15 million tickets total, to find out where drivers get ticketed and why.
And we took a closer look at private parking tickets: Do you really have to pay them?
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