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Keeping Your Spending In Check This Holiday Season

The holidays are beloved by many for the chance to show others that they’re cared for, and to feel uplifted by the recognition that others care for you. It’s almost impossible to separate holidays from gift-giving at this point in our cultural lives, and so, the season of giving also
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How Alternative Lenders are Improving Banking

It’s not hard to call alternative lenders “disruptive,” or to cast them as either competitors or symbiotic partners to the traditional branch-based world of banking. Throw buzzwords around as you may, what are the real-world improvements that alternative lenders have provided not just for fintech-savvy investors and bank execs, but
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A Rundown of Money-Saving Apps

If you are looking to improve your personal financial outlook, it’s important to develop a strategy that works for you, and to stick to it with everything you have. Some people are traditionalists: keeping cash in categorized envelopes, for instance, is a great way to regulate and analyze how you
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Making The Best Use of Your Tax Refund

I’ll start this blog off with a hard reminder: readers, the tax deadline is April 30th, 2018. Tie a bow around your finger, write it in your phone, pin it to your fridge and get all your important documents ready well in advance! But what happens when that long-awaited refund
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Should Your Employer Pay You to Get Financially Savvy?

You might think that someone who finds themselves heavily in debt should start trying to increase their earnings right away. However, going into debt isn’t necessarily an indicator of poor earnings. Many people face down debt despite having secured well-paying jobs that otherwise provide for the necessities (and sometimes the
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Canadians’ Financial Priorities Revealed in New Poll

The humble Registered Retirement Savings Plan or RRSP is one of the most important tools forlong term savings, and we’ve discussed its merits and challenges numerous times on this very blog. However, a new joint poll conducted by CIBC shows that nearly 40% of Canadians see no point in investing
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