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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 for the future: goals that, while important, can be somewhat draining and difficult to
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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 between December 8 and December 13, 2017, 33% of respondents said they could no
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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 of swipes, taps and online purchases. More Canadians are also actively
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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 approximately $USD 810 million. Though his stake in music streaming
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Core Concepts – Investments

Is learning more about investments, or starting a more intelligently planned portfolio of your own, among your 2018 New Year’s resolutions?  This is true for many Canadians, and it’s important for new investors to understand some of the core concepts that will help them make the best decisions and manage
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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 learned through trial and, yes, error. Hasn’t everyone wished for a
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Canadians Close Out The Year With Record High Debt

According to new data released by Statistics Canada, our country’s record-setting appetite for consumer debt is set to reach a new high for the end of the year. The proportion of Canadian household debt relative to income was reported to have risen roughly 1% to a total of 171%, or
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To Rent or Own? Breaking Down The Cost of Housing in Canada

Although much has been written about how rapidly rising housing costs in major Canadian cities have priced out many buyers, particularly those looking for their first home, some Canadians are setting their sights on home ownership as an economically prudent alternative to the financial challenge of consistently increasing rents. Though
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