Survey reveals 44 per cent of Canadians have not filed their taxes
Canadians love their tax refunds, but it's blinding them to better tax planning: CIBC poll
[Source: H&R Block Canada Inc.] TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The deadline for Canadians to file their personal income tax return is just around the corner, but many Canadians may find themselves scrambling to file on time. A recent survey revealed that 44 per cent of Canadians have yet to file their taxes – the same proportion of people who had not filed last year at this time.1
"While you won't get a reward for filing well in advance of the deadline, you may face penalties if you miss it," says Lisa Gittens, H&R Block Senior Tax Expert. "You should file as soon as you can. If you delay filing until the last minute, you are more likely to make mistakes."
Maru/Blue announces new hires as it continues growth in the UK
[Source: Financial Post] A new survey by CIBC found that 63 per cent of participants didn't know tax refunds were their own money, rather than a 'windfall of unexpected money'.
Most Canadians can agree that there is no better feeling than checking your bank account and seeing that your tax refund has been deposited.
While a new poll by CIBC found that 53 per cent of Canadians are expecting to get some sort of refund this year, Jamie Golombek, the managing director of tax and estate planning at the bank, doesn’t think refunds are worth celebrating.
Maru/Blue announces multiple promotions as it continues significant growth
LONDON, UK – (April 4, 2019) – Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces the hire of Claire Treloar and Simon Gallagher.
Claire Treloar has joined Maru/Blue in the role of Business Development Manager on the agency sales team and will be an integral part in expanding and growing the company’s presence in the UK. Claire has 17 years of experience as a sales and marketing manager in high-level sales environments. She has a proven track record for first-class client satisfaction.
7 in 10 women make significant financial sacrifices for the sake of others, new CIBC study finds
Toronto, Ontario – (March 18, 2019) – Maru/Blue—premium quality data services firm—announces multiple promotions in key departments.
“These individuals have been instrumental to the growth of the business, and I am delighted to see them recognized for their hard work,” said Chief Revenue Officer Mirjana Mihaljcic.
Car Courtship? New Study Finds Canadians Link Relationship Potential to the Type of Car You Drive
[Source: CIBC - Consumer Research and Advice] TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - As many as seven in 10 (69 per cent) Canadian women make significant financial sacrifices including putting their careers on hold to care for loved ones, which can put them at a considerable disadvantage to men when it comes to saving for their retirement, a new CIBC study finds. In fact, almost 1 in 3 (30 per cent) women say they've reduced or stopped saving as a direct consequence of childcare or eldercare responsibilities.
Justin Trudeau’s credibility gap on SNC-Lavalin
[Source: autoTRADER.ca] - TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - A new study from autoTRADER.ca has discovered that when it comes to dating, the type of vehicle you drive, and how long you've owned it, can actually impact how "relationship-ready" you appear to a potential date. Step aside, exotic sports car drivers: nearly half of all Canadians report finding SUV drivers to be most attractive and commitment-friendly (40 and 48 per cent respectively). In fact, commitment-craving Canadians may want to steer clear of flashy sports cars altogether, since almost two thirds (61 per cent) of Canadians associate such cars with short-term flings. Even a modest, reliable sedan sends a better signal for long-term relationships – 65 per cent of Canadians see such drivers as stable and more likely to be commitment-friendly.
Maru/Blue Launches Hispanic Omnibus
[Source: Maclean’s] A new poll shows that among Canadians who are following the controversy, nearly three quarters think Wilson-Raybould has the most credibility. A large majority of people following the controversy over Justin Trudeau, Jody Wilson-Raybould and SNC-Lavalin say the former justice minister has the most credibility, a new online poll says.
Maru/Blue Launches Maru Voice UK Omnibus
Toronto, Ontario – (February 11, 2019) - Today, Maru/Blue—a premium quality data services firm—is pleased to announce the launch of its exclusive Hispanic Omnibus. “This exciting new service allows companies to instantly tap into a truly representative sample of both unacculturated and acculturated U.S. Hispanics,” said Maru/Blue Managing Director, Rob Berger.
Maru/Blue Launches Exclusive Ailments Community
London, UK – (February 5, 2019) - Today, Maru/Blue—a premium quality data services firm—is pleased to announce the launch of its Maru Voice UK Omnibus. “This new service allows companies to instantly tap into a truly representative sample of UK citizens,” said Paul Williams, Managing Director, Maru/Blue UK.
Retire or re-hire? 1 in 4 retired Canadians regret retiring and want to go back to work: CIBC Poll
Toronto, Ontario – (February 4, 2019) - Today, Maru/Blue—a premium quality data services firm—is pleased to announce the launch of its exclusive Ailments Community. “Patient research is increasingly important but it can be difficult to find people with very specific health concerns. Now, with our deeply profiled audiences, we have 24 key ailments pre-screened in the U.S., Canada and the UK with feasibility extending to 500+ completes in each ailment in each country,” said Maru/Blue Managing Director, Rob Berger.
We’re exhibiting at Marketing Show North 2019!
[Source: CIBC - Consumer Research and Advice] TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - A new CIBC poll finds that more than a quarter (27 per cent) of retired Canadians regret retiring and an almost equal number (23 percent) have tried re-entering the labour market. While 59 per cent choose to return to work for the intellectual stimulation, 50 per cent say it's financial concerns that have them hitting the pavement.
The poll also revealed that half of all Canadians would rather keep working past age 65 than retire and endure a lower standard of living. Most (78 per cent) believe that reducing their work hours or "semi-retirement" gives them the "best of both worlds."
It's Official: Canadians Say January is the Worst Month of the Year
We are delighted to announce that we are exhibiting at Marketing Show North 2019.
After an incredible three years, Marketing Show North (previously known as Prolific North Live) will be taking place across two days on 27 & 28 February at EventCity in Manchester. Showcasing the latest innovation in marketing across the North.
Canadians are spending more time with the company of a screen than with friends and family sharing a meal
[Source: Halo Top Creamery] TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians have officially confirmed that January is the worst month of the year. Halo Top Creamery surveyed Canadians to see just how bad it could be and, not surprisingly, 64 per cent of Canadians stated that January is their least favourite month. However, Halo Top® is here to sweeten the new year with a giveaway every single day that's sure to lift spirits across Canada throughout the entire month.
Less is more: Majority of Canadians want to simplify their lives
[Source: Loblaw Companies Limited] BRAMPTON, ON, Jan. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - As Canadians finalize their New Year's resolutions, President's Choice® is calling for 'eating together' to be added to their lists. With the PC Eat Together™ movement, the brand continues its journey to inspire more Canadians to get back to the table, demonstrating the social power of sharing a meal.
According to a national survey conducted by President's Choice® (PC®) *, 92 percent of Canadians want to spend more time enjoying a meal with loved ones. However, many are guilty of prioritizing screen time and viewing the incredible moments of others over the incredible moments in front them: almost 1 in 3 Canadians (29 percent) admit to spending more than four hours of their free time engaging with screens each day; while 43 percent say they spend less than one hour each day enjoying a meal with friends and family.
Canadians say paying down debt is their top financial priority in 2019
[Source: Simplii Financial] TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians from coast-to-coast agree: it's time to simplify their lives, finds a new survey from Simplii Financial. Whether it's clearing up clutter, getting a handle on email, or reducing the time spent on routine tasks such as laundry or grocery shopping, the vast majority of Canadians (87 per cent) want life to be more simple.
"Canadians are finding life too busy in many ways and want fewer burdens and more joy. The start of the year is the perfect time to put a plan in place to reduce wasted time and energy and clear the way for what really counts," says Corby Fine, Vice-President at Simplii Financial. "Think about how you can do less – less clutter, less waste, less spending – to do more of what you want in the year ahead."
Ford's approval rating down 5% since his election
[Source: CIBC] TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - A new CIBC poll finds paying down debt is the No. 1 financial priority for Canadians heading into 2019, the ninth consecutive year debt repayment has topped the annual survey. Further, almost a third (29 per cent) say they've taken on more debt in the past 12 months citing day-to-day expenses as the top reason for piling up debt.
"Debt weighs heavily on Canadians, so it's no surprise that Canadians continue to put debt concerns at the top of their list of priorities each year. Debt can be a useful tool for achieving long term goals such as home ownership or funding education, but if you're turning to debt to make ends meet, it may be time for cash-flow planning instead," says Jamie Golombek, Managing Director, CIBC Financial Planning and Advice who shares tips in a new video.
Survey suggests Canadians still feel warmth for 'Baby It's Cold Outside'
[Source: CityNews] Six months after being elected premier, Doug Ford’s approval numbers appear to be slipping.
An exclusive poll for CityNews by DART Insight found that Ford’s approval rating is at 35 per cent — down two points from September and five points since the provincial election.
“This follows the Toronto municipal election which incorporated the downsizing of the city council by provincial fiat and a series of other self-inflicted political distractions,” the poll’s findings state.
Budgeting to be a Baller: The Cost-Saving and Money-Spending Habits of Vacationing Canadians
[Source: CTV News] TORONTO -- A new survey suggests most Canadians have warm feelings for the holiday song "Baby it's Cold Outside," despite controversy over its lyrics.
The national poll by Campaign Research found 72 per cent of respondents disagreed with radio stations that pulled the song from airwaves because some listeners found the lyrics upsetting.
Canadians older than 45 were most likely to disagree, with 75 per cent opposed to a ban, while those aged 18 to 24 were most likely to agree, with 26 per cent supporting a ban.
Canadians planning to play hooky this holiday season
[Source: Skyscanner] TORONTO, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- There’s a new way to travel and it’s saving Canadians thousands of dollars. From sleeping in a train station or airport, to skipping meals, Canadians are ‘splurgetting’ on their vacation – a growing trend in which travellers take a hybrid approach and scrimp on some aspects of their holiday so that they have extra cash to spend on luxury bucket-list activities -- according to a new study commissioned by online travel company Skyscanner. The study of more than 1,500 Canadian travellers conducted by research firm Maru/Blue showed that nearly half of respondents (45 per cent) confirmed they are adopting an alternative to the traditional budget holiday, particularly if they travel twice or more annually.
[Source: RetailMeNot] TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2018 /CNW/ -- Is it 4 p.m. yet? If so, chances are a third of your coworkers could have already snuck out to start their holiday shopping! According to a recent survey from savings destination RetailMeNot.ca, over one third of working Canadians (37 per cent) say they would leave work early to do at least some of their holiday shopping. And it's no wonder they're packing up early - almost half of Canadians (41 per cent) admit they have not yet finished purchasing their gifts, leaving only a few weeks to make their list and check it twice.