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How to handle financial emergencies

Financial emergencies are just that: emergencies. They come on like natural disasters all of a sudden and can be all-consuming and life-altering. Recent studies show that many Canadians are already financially overstretched and have no real savings or plan for an inevitable emergency.  In fact, this study released by Leger
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Financial Literacy: How poor credit can affect your life

This is the fifth blog post in our Financial Literacy Series, in which we discuss the relationship between your finances and your personal health and wellness—and aim to increase your financial literacy and understanding. Just how influential is my poor credit score? How can poor credit affect my life, if
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Financial Literacy: 5 Steps to Make a Realistic Budget You Can Actually Use

This is the fourth blog post in our Financial Literacy Series, in which we discuss the relationship between your finances and your personal health and wellness—and aim to increase your financial literacy and understanding. Making a realistic budget that you can actually use, ironically requires you to have a realistic
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Ideas For Getting Through Financial Hardship

Financial hardship is more than just living beyond your means. It usually occurs like a snowball effect. Perhaps something happened, an unforeseen event or a major financial burden, that you hadn’t planned or saved for. Perhaps you lost your job, had unexpected health issues arise, or have a large debt
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