How financially savvy are you really?

While most of us claim to be financially literate, when tested on their finance knowledge Canadians don't seem to fare too well. ...

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To pay down a mortgage or invest?

Doing away with the largest drag on your net worth statement sounds very tempting. But, so does investing for the future. If you don't have enough cash flow to do both - and most people honestly don't - which is a...

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Income Mobility In Canada: From Generation to Generation

Every parent’s dream is to see the next generation succeed even more than their own. And yet, among many Canadians entering adulthood, the expectation of being able to achieve some of the same milestones that...

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Is It OK to Be a Financial Pessimist?

The sun is finally starting to beam down in Progressa’s home city of Vancouver, and optimism is in the air – not just here in BC, but across Canada, where consumer confidence continues to rise in national...

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How Will The Federal Budget Affect Your Personal Finances?

The new federal budget is here, and with it come a slew of changes affecting the nation at large. But what about the individual? Where does the new budget change your day to day spending patterns – your budget?...

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The Consumer Price Index: Are Hipster Trends Changing The Economy?

Could small-batch booze and other “artisanal” or so called “hipster” goods have an effect on the way a country measures its citizens’ financial success? This is the question a British...

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Loans and Collections: How to Spot a Scam

For most people with an outstanding debt that’s been on their balance sheet for some time, one of two things will happen. Either they will take a proactive stance on eliminating their debt via consolidation, with...

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Minimum Debt Payment: Changing Credit Behaviour

Any credit card, loan, or other financial product with a long term or revolving repayment – such as a financing agreement – will have a minimum monthly payment. Meet this minimum, and your payment is...

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