Erica Alini, Global News

Erica Alini

Global News

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Erica:

Can your employer really cut your pay for working from home?

What the massive shift to remote work means for Canadians' paycheques. → Read More

Child care is back, but do working parents have to send their kids?

Two employment lawyers explain what lifting restrictions on childcare settings means for working families. → Read More

More seniors expected to turn to reverse mortgages due to COVID-19

Financial difficulties for older Canadians and concerns about long-term care homes could generate new demand for reverse mortgages. → Read More

Dividend stocks have stumbled amid COVID-19: What does that mean for investors?

So far, top Canadian dividends funds aren't living up to their reputation. → Read More

What do the new CMHC rules mean for homebuyers?

The policy change will lower some homebuyers' purchasing power. → Read More

COVID-19 refunds: What to know about credit card chargebacks

From flights to weddings, here's what the rules are for reversing a charge on your credit card. → Read More

From AC units to patio decor: 6 ways to upgrade your COVID-19 summer

It's OK to use some money to improve your summer, says one financial planner — but you need a system to avoid overspending. → Read More

Could COVID-19 hold a silver-lining for renters?

Across Canada, average rents for condos and rental apartments are falling, data shows. → Read More

Booking or changing a flight? Here are the rules for major Canadian airlines

Airlines are touting 'flexible' bookings, but one consumer advocate says they come with many risks. → Read More

No light at the end of the tunnel: What a summer camps shortage means for working moms

An expected dearth of summer camp options means there's no end in sight for working parents' juggling act. → Read More

Where to buy face masks online in Canada and how to choose

From Etsy to large retailers, there are plenty of choices. But what makes a good-quality cloth mask? → Read More

Coronavirus: Canadian home sales record 57% monthly drop in April

But data from the Canadian Real Estate Association shows no dramatic price drop, as both buyers and sellers wait on the sidelines. → Read More

Canadian tax deadline 2020: What’s different amid COVID-19

Yes, it's still tax season. → Read More

CRA announces virtual free tax clinics amid coronavirus pandemic

Volunteer organizations working with the CRA will soon be offering free tax help via email, video call or phone, Canada's tax agency said. → Read More

Canada shed 2 million jobs in April amid COVID-19: StatCan

Total losses since the pandemic-driven lockdown began have reached three million, the agency said. → Read More

6 reasons you may want to change your investment strategy amid COVID-19

It's not about timing the market. → Read More

CEWS vs. CERB: How the two benefits fit together and who may have to return payments

The two COVID-19 emergency benefits are designed to overlap to a degree. Here's what that means. → Read More

6 ways to trim your budget when you think you’ve already cut spending to the bone

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures → Read More

They applied for CERB through EI — now they can’t get follow-up payments

The government is telling some applicants they should call in to provide more information — but call centres are overwhelmed. → Read More

Landlords among most vulnerable homeowners during COVID-19 pandemic

Financially-overstretched landlords could be forced to sell, putting downward pressure on housing prices in large cities, economists say. → Read More