August, 2015 Archive

Delinquency Continues to Decline: TransUnion Report

Delinquency rates for credit and loan products continue to decrease as debt levels rise, a new report from credit analysis agency TransUnion shows. In light of the increasing discussion around changes to the Canadian...

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I’m a Lifestyle Creep, I’m a Weirdo

As readers of the blog may know from perusing anecdotes scattered around the post history, my mother was the first person to teach me about money and how to use it intelligently. One of the pieces of sage advice she...

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Tracking Culture and Personal Finance

Yesterday, my usual errands and excursions led me to the gates of Best Buy (rest in peace, once-mighty Future Shop) for the first time in quite a while. And it was there, among the Beats headphones and tablets, that an...

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The Dollar and Debt Management

As the Canadian dollar has declined in value to its lowest level in years – approximately 77 cents USD – many domestic economic experts are attempting to predict the immediate and longer-term picture for...

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Making the Most of DIY Savings

Yesterday evening, I rode home in a cab, much to my own consternation at having misunderstood how holiday bus schedules work here in Vancouver. Alas, my misfortune did expose me to one of the trendy slide-show TV...

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