Mylo is the app that will pretty much change your life. You literally need no financial know-how to work the app whatsoever; all you need to do is plug into Mylo, and watch your money grow.
The app connects with your credit and debit cards to automatically round up every purchase to the nearest dollar. The difference is put in an investment account, so you'll be automatically saving up for all your goals! (Like that 3-day Osheaga pass... or, you know, a brand new apartment. Whatever).
So basically, this morning's latte that cost you $3.75? 25 cents of that is going towards your goals. That 3 AM Banquise poutine that put you out $9.20? You'll not only get delicious poutine, but also be 80 cents closer to whatever it is your heart desires. That sounds like a win-win situation to me, TBH.
Best part? You don't need to know anything at all about investing. As soon as you sign up, you're assigned a registered portfolio manager. They'll take care of your investments so you can enjoy your money, stress-free.
Not only does Mylohave your back when it comes to saving money, but it'll also help fix your questionable (I mean, let's be honest here, guys) spending habits.
Once you're on the app, Mylo uses artificial intelligence to come up with tips personalized just for you like eliminating bank fees, canceling unneeded subscriptions or switching to a cheaper cell phone plan, so that you know exactly what you need to do in order to take control of your money... and adult for real.
And all of this for $1 a month. AKA, less than the price of your daily latte. Let's say it together, friends: yassssss.
You can upload your own QR code as well as any others that you might need, like your children's or spouse's. If you don't have a phone or access to the internet, you can show a paper copy of your QR code.
Businesses, meanwhile, must download a version of the app that scans their customers' QR code proofs of vaccination. Without the app, businesses won't be able to scan QR codes.
The vaccination passport will come into effect on September 1 and will be mandatory for a wide array of activities and events.
Yes, it's a long weekend! Three uninterrupted days to relax, have fun, and not think for two seconds about things like school or work, or other responsibilities until Tuesday morning. Not to be too depressing but it will be six weeks before we get another official long weekend.
But let's focus on the positive! This is usually one of the summer weekends that people are trying to pack in their last days of camping or chalet time. But if you're planning to stay in the city it's good to know what's open and what's closed so you can plan out your Labour Day weekend.
Labour Day falls on Monday, September 2 this year. The good news is the city doesn't stop being its fun self. There are still a ton of things to do. Most of Montreal's museums are all open if you're looking for a little culture. As are the beaches, La Ronde and the casino.
And phew, the majority of SAQ express locations are also open so you don't have to stock up on alcohol today.
If you're planning to get around the city by public transit, double-check the schedule as the STM operates on holiday schedules and it might impact your normal route. Check out their website here.
If you're planning to hit any stores or eat at a restaurant, it's best to call first to check hours. So let's take a look at what's open.
SAQ Express stores will have normal hours. But all but three SAQ classic stores will be closed.
311, the city of Montreal’s information hotline
Hospitals and emergency services
Dépanneurs and pharmacies
Most bars and clubs
Some restaurants (this can really be hit and miss as a lot of restaurants aren't open Mondays anyway so make sure to call) and pubs
Hotels & resorts
Small grocery stores (less than 4,037-sq-ft in size)
Swimming pools and sports centres remain open with reduced hours
Montreal Casino (the business that never sleeps)
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal’s museum of history and archeology
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
What's open continued...
Montreal Botanical Gardens and the Gardens of Light
Montreal Science Centre and IMAX Theatre
Public and farmers’ markets (like Atwater and Jean-Talon)
Parking meters (yep you will still have to pay)
Garbage and recycling pickups stay on schedule (there are isolated exceptions)
What we love about potholes here at MTL Blog is that they provide us with an endless number of stories to share. Readers are constantly sending us photos of their favourite holes in the road. Not only that but we've become friends with many potholes around the city.
We see them every day doing their very best to make us late to work and to destroy our wheels so it's about time we give them some love!
If you think you've seen a more beautiful pothole than these, send them into @MTLBlog on Instagram with the hashtag: #montrealsprettiestpothole!
TL;DR We voted and MTLBlog has finally found some candidates for the city's prettiest pothole. Welcome to Montreal's very first Pothole Beauty Pageant 2019! #montrealsprettiestpothole
What's not to love about potholes? Whenever you encounter one in Montreal (they're everywhere!) they also make our days better by exploding our tires or flipping us over our bike's handlebars. Sometimes, they even twist our ankles, sso not even pedestrians can escape they're impact!
Here are the nominees for Montreal's prettiest pothole!
This one found in a Walmart parking lot has all the makings of a great pothole.
The sharp edges and standing water make it a perfect pothole, plus I love those little crumbly bits that show what a big boy pothole it's bound to grow to be.
Even puppers love potholes! This good boy is warning his owner of a potential broken ankle by standing in this pothole and checking it out.
I'm not sure if he's trying to drink the melted snow water... or if those are people's accumulated tears.
Ah, the classic pothole minefield. Why have one pothole when you can have six?!
Good luck escaping this one unscathed! Location: somewhere in Ville St. Laurent.
If you thought those were good, wait until you see these ones...