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Credit Card Rewards – An Appraisal

In his satirical book How to Be a Canadian, comedic author Will Ferguson identifies some of the key principles of the Canadian economy. After throwing a few jabs at maple syrup exports and beaver pelts, he...

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Avoiding The Minimum Payment Trap

Almost every credit card has a minimum amount that you can pay off monthly. If you’ve been a bit hasty with your use of credit in a given month, why not just take care of the minimum payment that your provider...

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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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