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Understanding the Cost of Borrowing and How Amortization Works
Understand how the various factors affect the cost of borrowing such as the type of loan, the interest rate, how much you borrow and how long your payment term is
The ABCs of Teaching Your Child About Money
It’s never too early to start teaching your child valuable lessons about money. You can start by introducing simple concepts such as money has to be earned and saving versus spending.
What is Your Debt Management Style?
Understand your motivations and relationship with money and use that knowledge to find a debt management style and debt solutions that work for you.
Plan Your Summer Block Party Without Going Over Budget
With a little bit of planning and staying true to your budget, you’ll be able to relax, have a ton of fun, and let your block party be the highlight of your summer staycation!
How to Manage Your Installment Loan
Tips to help manage your installment loan well so that you can protect or rebuild your credit score and get better rates in the future.
The 50-30-20 Rule and How You Can Use it to Guide Your Financial Planning
Needs versus wants: How much should you spend on each? We have a simple formula to try. The 50-30-20 Rule to help you budget and guide your financial planning
Build a Good Credit Score with These 5 Habits
Building a good credit score can help you get approvals and good interest rates on such things as installment loans and mortgages. Make these monthly practices a habit and you'll be on way.
Home Sweet Home. How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster
Every year, about one-third of mortgage holders take steps to decrease the amount they have to pay overall on their home financing.
Spring Clean Your Finances
Tidying up your finances is a lot like spring cleaning your house – you want to bring order to the chaos and live a better life. Here are 5 ways to tidy up your financial house.
How to Talk to Your Honey About Money
Having open, honest, and consistent communication with your partner about finances is the most important step towards achieving a healthy financial future for your family.
Overcoming Financial Distress: How Do You Pay Your Bills When You Can’t Pay Your Bills?
The first thing to do when in financial distress is to take a deep breath and tell yourself there are options. The worst thing to do is avoid the problem. So, let’s take a look at what can be done.
The Cure for the Holiday Bill Hangover
According to credit bureau TransUnion, the average Canadian carried $29,967 in non-mortgage debt in the third quarter of 2018, a 3.9% increase over the same period last year.
All About Debt - A Three Part Series - Part Three
Once you’ve pulled yourself out of debt and are moving forward, your goal can be building strong credit for the future.
My Guide to Saving Your First $100, $1,000 and $10,000
Let’s face it, saving money is hard. If it were easy, the savings rate among Canadians would be higher than 5.8%. Here are some ways you can reach your savings goals easier.
What is debt consolidation, and is it right for you?
Have you found yourself in a spot where it seems you have too many debts and too many payments to make every month, making it hard to achieve your financial goals?
Budgeting Basics: Organize Your Monthly Bills by Dividing up Your Expenses
Celebrate the Season, Without Breaking the Bank
Make This Year a Happy New Year with 3 Easy Resolutions You Can Keep
Avoid a Financial Hangover in January: How to Stick to Your Holiday Budget
Top 5 Money-saving Tips for Tight Budgets