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Making The Best Use of Your Tax Refund

I’ll start this blog off with a hard reminder: readers, the tax deadline is April 30th, 2018. Tie a bow around your finger, write it in your phone, pin it to your fridge and get all your important documents ready well...

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Canada’s Record-Setting Debt Level May Not Be… Too High?

This blog has often reported on the rising level of debt relative to income in Canada: currently, we are among some of the highest in the world in terms of this metric, at a recent measure of 170.4% or roughly $1.70 of...

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Is It Time to Switch Bank Accounts?

If you’re much like me – and like many Canadians – you’ve signed up for a bank account many moons ago and simply let it do its thing. Statistics support this: a 2016 survey by Ratehub.ca found that 12...

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Plannning Finances For an Aging Parent

It’s a strange feeling when your parent – the person who you’ve depended on for many years of your youth and young adulthood – turns to you for help, and not just the kind where they ask how to log in to...

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Personal Finance

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of quitting the nine to five and going into business for ourselves, doing what we love or what we can bring to our community? Starting your own small business can be an incredibly exciting,...

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Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Tax Season

You may have seen a series of heartwarming advertisements by a major Canadian bank that promote hockey season as “Canada’s fifth season.” As patriotic as this may be, and while the ads certainly make an apt...

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Should Your Employer Pay You to Get Financially Savvy?

You might think that someone who finds themselves heavily in debt should start trying to increase their earnings right away. However, going into debt isn’t necessarily an indicator of poor earnings. Many people face...

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It’s Not the Debt, It’s How You Pay It Back

If you find yourself accruing debt – especially over multiple credit cards or other sources – it can be tough to prioritize and organize a good strategy for repayment. One of the most commonly cited...

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