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Service Announcement: Easter Weekend and Good Friday

It’s a gorgeous spring day here at Progressa’s Vancouver office, and a great sign for anyone making plans for the upcoming Easter weekend. We hope you get the chance to enjoy it! Please note, because of the...

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Gone Phishing: A Primer on Lending Scam Awareness

You know those fun emails you get from your parents, uncles, et cetera, the ones that might inspire an eye-roll or an attempt at a hilarious viral post? “With this one weird trick, an Ontario mom made $50,000...

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Insert Coin: The Gamification of Personal Finance

Today, your blogger shares a somewhat embarrassing admission: I used to be really good at Street Fighter. Yes, the video game, with dudes and ladies fighting and jumping and kicking and throwing fireballs. It’s...

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Your Debt Reduction Personality: Mathematical or Emotional?

Budgeting like a pro and keeping track of your spending will go a long way to helping your debt reduction plans, and there are a multitude of strategies you can create and follow to manage your money. In comparison,...

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Making Progress 3: Travel Fees

From time to time, everyone gets the urge to stretch their legs a bit and venture somewhere different, new or familiar as it may be. Whether across town, across the country, or across continents, travel is part of what...

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Making Progress 2: Fees – That’s Entertainment

In this second post in our series on avoiding common fees and surcharges, we turn to entertainment and leisure. Everyone wants to be able to have a little fun now and again, whether that means taking a trip, going out...

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Making Progress: Avoiding Bank Fees and Service Charges

“Plus Shipping and Handling” In what will be the first of a few posts on this topic covering areas from the bank to the concert hall to the airline ticket counter, today’s blog looks at the numerous...

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Demystifying Credit Score Concepts

Show of hands, if you will, readers: Who has checked their credit score in the past year? Statistics recently released by the Bank of Montreal suggest that only fifteen percent of Canadians would be waving their digits...

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