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Personal Finance Opportunites to be Thankful For

As Thanksgiving weekend approaches (for Canadians, at least,) I’m reminded of an oft-quoted truism about the holidays: never bring up politics at the dinner table. Unless, that is, you want to hear your offbeat...

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Making Your Emergency Fund A Priority

Let’s take it as gospel that the first priority when improving your financial situation and getting out of debt is to establish a plan to consolidate and quickly unburden your accounts from the sources of debt...

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Every Day I’m (Side) Hustlin’: A Guide to the Side Hustle

Despite the cultural fascination with doing what you love, most of us are working hard on the nine-to-five schedule trying to do our best to manage our finances and time, keep our bills paid, and practice good spending...

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Real-World Personal Finance Stories

We’ve talked about a lot of important principles over the last few months here at the Progressa Blog: paying yourself first. Setting solid, achievable goals. Breaking down your strategy for beating debt into...

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Debt Stress: Take Control

I probably don’t need to tell you that stress can crop up in all sorts of places in daily life. We want to feel confident, in control and happy: unfortunately, various pressures exist that put a damper on our...

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Service Announcement: Easter Weekend and Good Friday

It’s a gorgeous spring day here at Progressa’s Vancouver office, and a great sign for anyone making plans for the upcoming Easter weekend. We hope you get the chance to enjoy it! Please note, because of the...

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Demystifying Credit Score Concepts

Show of hands, if you will, readers: Who has checked their credit score in the past year? Statistics recently released by the Bank of Montreal suggest that only fifteen percent of Canadians would be waving their digits...

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Women and Personal Finance: “Too Personal?”

According to recent research by Fidelity Investments, women are playing a more important and more active role than ever in familial and personal financial planning processes. Women have been shown to save money at...

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