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Income Mobility In Canada: From Generation to Generation

Every parent’s dream is to see the next generation succeed even more than their own. And yet, among many Canadians entering adulthood, the expectation of being able to achieve some of the same milestones that...

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Is It OK to Be a Financial Pessimist?

The sun is finally starting to beam down in Progressa’s home city of Vancouver, and optimism is in the air – not just here in BC, but across Canada, where consumer confidence continues to rise in national...

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How Will The Federal Budget Affect Your Personal Finances?

The new federal budget is here, and with it come a slew of changes affecting the nation at large. But what about the individual? Where does the new budget change your day to day spending patterns – your budget?...

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The Consumer Price Index: Are Hipster Trends Changing The Economy?

Could small-batch booze and other “artisanal” or so called “hipster” goods have an effect on the way a country measures its citizens’ financial success? This is the question a British...

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Loans and Collections: How to Spot a Scam

For most people with an outstanding debt that’s been on their balance sheet for some time, one of two things will happen. Either they will take a proactive stance on eliminating their debt via consolidation, with...

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Minimum Debt Payment: Changing Credit Behaviour

Any credit card, loan, or other financial product with a long term or revolving repayment – such as a financing agreement – will have a minimum monthly payment. Meet this minimum, and your payment is...

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By The Numbers: The 50-30-20 Budget

Budgeting effectively is one of the most important parts of a personal finance plan, and there are about as many budget solutions out there as there are weight loss solutions. Much like the get-trim-quick advertising...

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Ontario Rolls Out Financial Literacy Pilot Program

After petitioning local officials late in 2016, Ontario students in Grade 10 and up will score a victory for their financial literacy preparedness with the launch of a new pilot education program by the provincial...

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