It seems PC Financial as a bank is done, and CIBC will create Simplii its own brand name. You will no longer get PC Points for banking, except with your PC Mastercard. For me, it makes it easy to walk away from PC Banking, and move the rest of my secondary banking to Tangerine (for now). PC Banking gave me many PC Points and free banking, so I am sad to see the brand go over the banking horizon (like Canada Trust, Waterloo Trust and others). Farewell free PC Chocolate Chip cookies too .
If you want to join Tangerine, use my code and I make some money too ( 47979477S1 )
I have taken the summer to spruce up a few things on the web site . Most of what I have done is not obvious, but here are a few highlights:
- The site is now HTTPS based, which makes it a bit more secure, and if I ever start selling stuff and such, I am ready to go. If you link to me, or have bookmarks, you could update those just by adding the S to httpS 🔒.
- The RSS feed is now back to https://www.canajunfinances.com/rss.
- Updating many of my back catalog articles (which if you are on my social media feeds will see them). Still have about 2500 or so to rewrite (or remove), so this will be a long-term project.
- Looking at revamping the look of things, but I say that every year.
Politics in the states is now crossed the bat guano insane line. That is all. Mayhem is not a ladder, no matter what Little Finger thinks.
Interesting thought for the week, NetFlix, while an industry leader, has over $15B in debt, is that good business or bad business? Only time will tell.
I keep reading about the importance of building up your credit rating, so I figure I might get a rise out of some folk, but Credit Cards Help You Get a Mortgage caused nary a ripple in the internet. Still not sure if your credit card limits still count against your mortgage capabilities, but they should!
I did my 6 month rant about the TD Direct Investing RDSP issues, RDSP Deposit Obfuscations Continue , but I got an interesting comment that I will be pursuing with TD Direct Investing. Seems like my account may be badly configured, because at least 1 reader can make direct contributions to their RDSP account. I will keep you all posted on this.
I am experimenting with tweets and Facebook posts that are not full stories, this week a simple philosophical statement by me, that took a while to figure out.
"I wanted a career, but it turns out all I wanted was a pay cheque", sounded jaded and sarcastic when I was 26, at 56 sounds about right
— Big Cajun Man (aw) (@bigcajunman) August 16, 2017