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Making The Best Use of Your Tax Refund

I’ll start this blog off with a hard reminder: readers, the tax deadline is April 30th, 2018. Tie a bow around your finger, write it in your phone, pin it to your fridge and get all your important documents ready well...

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Is It Time to Switch Bank Accounts?

If you’re much like me – and like many Canadians – you’ve signed up for a bank account many moons ago and simply let it do its thing. Statistics support this: a 2016 survey by Ratehub.ca found that 12...

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Self-Employment and Personal Loans

1.5 million Canadians, or nine per cent of the total workforce, registered as self-employed in the 2014 census. That’s not a trivial portion of the population! These individuals face many challenges including tax...

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Treat Yourself – A Savings Strategy?

When it comes to the pillars that will rebuild your finances, we’re all about reinforcing some of the most important savings goals. These include creating an emergency fund, paying down your debts, and creating a plan...

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MNP Report: Canadians Stretched Thin on Debt

A new report by Canadian accountancy and business advisory firm MNP LLP indicates that more Canadians may be pushing the limits of their budgets than previously thought. In a poll conducted by MNP and Ipsos conducted...

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Using Credit Cards To Your Advantage

Canadians do plenty of their spending on credit cards. There were 43.4 million active credit cards in Canada at the end the year of last year – a decline of roughly 800,000 from the year previous. That’s a lot...

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The Wake-Up Call: Financial Advice Meets Hip Hop Royalty

As he once famously put it, rapper and media mogul Jay-Z, born Shawn Carter, is less a businessman than a business, man. Forbes ranks him among the richest people in the hip hop music world with a net worth of...

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Hitting the Reset Button

We’ve all been there: in over our heads, panic starting to set in, wishing we could simply reach out, hit the big red button, and RESET! – start over from the beginning using what we know and what we’ve...

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