Stefani Balinsky is the former Editor in Chief at Hardbacon. She has been writing professionally since her days at McGill University and her summer internship at the Just for Laughs Festival. She has multiple degrees from McGill University and her PMP from the Project Management Institute. She loves data and research as much as she loves a good story. She has held marketing positions in publishing, health, and fintech companies. She also has an entrepreneurial mindset that feeds her curiosity. She can be reached on LinkedIn.
81% of Quebecers consider that $500 is not nearly enough to compensate for inflation
Is the CAQ government’s $500 cheque enough to cover the cost of inflation? No it’s not. According to Hardbacon’s survey, 80.8% of Quebecers consider it too little. Not only is it inadequate, but a majority of Quebecers think it’s unfair but don’t agree on why. Not enough money to make a real difference Since […]
5 New Canadian Billionaires Who Struck It Rich During the Pandemic
The pandemic turbocharged a lot of business sectors, especially software, real estate, and cryptocurrency. The result is five new Canadian billionaires and each one a self-made financial success. Interestingly, 4 out of 5 of them started their companies in the last 13 years. Let’s meet some newly minted Canadian billionaires. Michelle Zatlyn – $1.37 billion […]
How Does a Bully Offer in Real Estate Work?
Bullies don’t win in life but they can win real estate bidding wars. Prospective buyers might use a bully offer to close the deal early, effectively shutting out any competition. That means that you and your mortgage pre-approval need to move on to the next property. Let’s shed light on the legal practice that can […]
CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Credit Card Review for 2023
Banks issue credit cards all the time, each one promising perks and benefits for users. Some get renamed and a few perks added to keep them relevant. Case in point: the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite card, previously known as the CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Card. Sure, it is an Aeroplan-linked travel credit card but does […]
TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card Review for 2023
Is it me or is TD throwing benefits at you with this card? The TD First Class Travel® Visa Infinite* credit card has an aggressive offer of up to 115,000 points and an easy earn rate that includes Starbucks. Yes, I invoked the name of that coffee chain and I meant it. Want to know […]
TD Cash Back Visa Infinite Credit Card Review: the Anti-Inflation Credit Card?
The TD Cash Back Visa Infinite* credit card is one of the best TD credit cards and routinely makes the list of the best cash back credit cards in Canada. It has a really impressive cash back rate and it lets you earn points and redeem points in ways that other credit cards don’t. It […]
Survey: Canadian remote workers are ready to walk if forced back to the office full time
With more talk of returning to the office, it seems that remote employees have very clear opinions about it. In fact, no less than 80% of Canadian remote workers would rather look for a new job than go back to the office full time, according to a survey released today by Hardbacon. The online survey […]
AMEX SimplyCash® Preferred Credit Card Review for 2023
Is the American Express (AMEX) SimplyCash Preferred Credit Card a good cash back credit card? Yes it is! If you want unlimited cash back potential, $1,500 cash back in referral bonuses, travel insurance, and access to great experiences, then look at this credit card. The AMEX SimplyCash® Preferred Credit Card Welcome Offer To claim the […]
ScotiaGold Passport Visa Review for 2023: Food, Fun and Film
This card is all about sound, taste, and action. It is not pretentious and it doesn’t see the point in waiting to have fun. It is into travelling, eating at restaurants available in any small, medium, or large city where you can just talk over appetizers and maybe play trivia. The ScotiaGold Passport Visa Card is made for […]