Lending Education

Setting Amazing Financial Goals

There’s nothing quite like having a goal set out in front of you when it comes to motivation. Your financial goals may be short-term, like paying off an outstanding debt, or long-term, like planning to start a...

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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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Canadian Financial Literacy: Start Early, Learn Well

Everyone learns differently. Some of us pick up life skills from school that stay with us the whole way through adulthood. Others will never forget sage pieces of advice handed down by parents, friends or mentors....

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Budgeting Backwards? Pay Yourself First

There are articles upon articles, whole blogs indeed, devoted to helping people become better financial managers of their own lives, often by the application of principles (I shudder to apply the too-trendy word...

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Financial Health… and Bicycles

This is a story about me and my bicycle. Now, I truly love getting out there and going on a long, leg-burning ride, especially in the beautiful surroundings of British Columbia that Progressa calls home. I will never...

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