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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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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Canadian Financial Literacy: Start Early, Learn Well

Everyone learns differently. Some of us pick up life skills from school that stay with us the whole way through adulthood. Others will never forget sage pieces of advice handed down by parents, friends or mentors....

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Budgeting Backwards? Pay Yourself First

There are articles upon articles, whole blogs indeed, devoted to helping people become better financial managers of their own lives, often by the application of principles (I shudder to apply the too-trendy word...

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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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Card vs. Cash: This is Your Brain on Credit

Have you ever bought something with a card  that you would never have purchased if you had to hand over a weighty  sheaf of cash? Or does your credit card bill arrive at the end of the month only for you to exclaim....

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Financial Health… and Bicycles

This is a story about me and my bicycle. Now, I truly love getting out there and going on a long, leg-burning ride, especially in the beautiful surroundings of British Columbia that Progressa calls home. I will never...

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Progressa: A Better Way to Borrow

Did you know that 47% of Canadians cannot get a loan from a bank? It’s time to change this statistic for the better. It’s time to create a new model to help give people the assistance they need to achieve a...

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