Finance

37% of Canadians Caught Financially Unprepared: Manulife Report

A new report on consumer debt in Canada, published by Manulife Bank, highlights some important statistics that will shape our understanding of the pressures and challenges faced by citizens of all provinces in many...

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Technology vs. Habitual Spending

As enthusiasts of many kinds know, a habit is a hard thing to break. Whether you just have to hang your keys in the same place every day, or you feel the itch to reach for a cigarette on a regular basis, mental patterns...

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Decoding Fintech in Canada

Two financial technology articles with significantly different tone have been published in recent days, one by Forbes and one by Canadian Business magazine. Both centering on analysis of a broader context in which to...

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Being a Better Friend to Those in Debt

The journey toward achieving your personal finance goals is uniquely dependent on your situation – no two financial plans or lifestyle choices are the same. However, one thing common to anyone looking to improve...

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Fear of Missing Out Pt. 2: Financial Decisions

In our last blog, we talked about the “fear of missing out” or FOMO affecting the spending proclivities of a generation linked to social media. It’s true that seeing the lifestyle habits of friends, brands, and...

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“The Amazon of Banking” – A Realistic Goal?

I’ve read a few articles this week describing the fintech sector as “the Amazon of banking.” Now that’s certainly a lofty and complimentary metaphor  – but what does it mean? Put simply,...

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Banks vs. Fintech: Dawn of Justice

Financial technology and alternative lending were conceived as responses to the shortcomings of the traditional banking sector from the perspective of a specific group of customers. Somewhere along the line, we knew...

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Canada Budget 2016: The Highlights

Yesterday’s announcement of a new Federal budget for Canada brought with it certain surprises and other long-expected revisions. For the average citizen looking to improve their financial situation, however, the...

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