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Living Paycheque to Paycheque?

You’re not alone in your struggles. Nearly half of Canadian employees say they would be in a financial crunch if their paycheque was delayed even by a week....

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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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Alternative Lending: Closing the Debt-to-Income Gap

We’ve talked a fair bit about the importance of debt-to-income ratios here at the Progressa blog. This fundamental ratio shows the relationship between how much you make, and how much you owe: for Canadians, it...

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Minimize Your Post-Holiday Financial Hangover

Everyone loves holiday parties, right? Whether you don an ugly sweater or a classy suit, getting together with friends to clink glasses and enjoy each others’ company can be a salve for the winter blues. However,...

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Throwaway Culture and Personal Finance

What would happen if you collected all the things you threw away for a day? A week? A month? Chances are, like this New York man, you would be literally swimming in discarded goods in just a few days. Experiments like...

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Car Ownership: The Financial Pros and Cons

Depending on where you live – urban, rural, suburban – where you work, the size of your household, and your day-to-day needs, car ownership may or may not be an essential consideration in your personal...

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The Best Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

April brings with it showers, as the song goes, but also an inevitable part of the personal finance journey: filing one’s tax information with the CRA for the year. The last weekday before this year’s...

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Video Killed The Video Star: Skinny Cable In Canada

All across the world of services, industries are being transformed by catering specifically to what their users want. The “Uber for X” model, driven by the ubiquity of geolocation, aims to provide only the...

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