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The Seven Year Itch: Long-Term Credit History

If your credit has taken a blow, it’s important to start the rebuilding process as soon as you can. However, don’t expect marks against your score to disappear any time soon – your long-term credit...

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Planning for Financial Transitions

As Ferris Bueller so eloquently put it, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Some of the most important financial goals in our lives have to do with moments...

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Developing New Savings Incentives

Here in Progressa’s home of Vancouver, fans of the local sporting scene may currently be feeling a grudge against lottery-based systems of selection. Though a lottery process might have created the momentum for a...

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Fear Of Missing Out: A Personal Finance Obstacle

What drives our impulse to spend? That question, central to the study of personal financial management, may be getting new answers from analysis of the behaviour of the social media generation. Social media is a venue...

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Defining Financial Adulthood

“Washed my dishes and did the laundry today: I’m adulting so hard right now.” The frequency with which this kind of message pops up on social media channels among my peer group – people in their...

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Building a Canadian Fintech Community

We’re getting very excited about this Thursday’s BCTIA TechBrew event, where financial startups from all over the city will have a chance to get together over a tasty beer or two, network, and present...

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Collectibles Investing: Trash or Treasure?

Everyone has a box or two hidden in their attic, basement or storage room, full of some or other well-preserved items – be they comics, rare books, sports cards, Beanie Babies, coins or the like – that they...

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Loan Interest Rates: It’s Not Just a Number

Given the choice, would you take a term loan at 40-something percent interest rate, or a credit card with an interest rate in the teens? It’s a question that many borrowers are faced with – and in light of...

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