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Canadian Government Updates Student Loan Repayment Terms

The cost of living continues to rise for the average Canadian. Inflation has sent many prices of goods and services…

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What To Do After Bankruptcy

If you have done any reading about personal bankruptcy, you know that while bankruptcy eliminates your consumer debts, it also damages…

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Your Debt Collection Questions Answered

Surprisingly, even financially stable people have debts with collections agencies. With life’s ups and downs, it’s easy for a phone…

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Debunking Common Money-Savings Tips That Don’t Really Work

Getting money-saving tips is important. Now, more than ever, it is highly crucial that you learn how to manage your…

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John Albertini

Mental tricks you can use to save more

Did you cringe just reading the title of this blog? Ugh! Who wants to save money right?! We are not all wired…

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Christine Urbanowski

Unlocking self-esteem: How salary shapes your confidence

Love it or hate it, there can be a strong relationship between salary and self-esteem. How you perceive yourself and…

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John Albertini

Girl Math: Decoding the social media trend

Girl math is a new social media trend. Many trends and challenges have taken off in the past, such as…

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John Albertini

4 Key Components of a Budget

The foundation of any good financial plan is a budget. As important as a budget is, some people get so…

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Changes to minimum wage and their impact on the economy

The increase in the minimum wage may influence our economy. It impacts the job market, housing market, and has major…

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John Albertini

How to escape the monthly subscription cycle

It’s no secret that businesses do what they can to stabilize their monthly income. Many are using the monthly subscription…

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Sherry Andrew

Is tip-flation leading Canadians to their tipping point?

Are we on the verge of a tipping reform? Okay, the word reform when talking about tips is extreme. That…

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Consumer protection laws protecting your credit card information

Consumer protection laws aim to safeguard fair trade, prevent fraud, and protect consumer rights. In Canada, it’s the Financial Consumer…

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John Albertini

Navigate new rules: Your income tax return guide

To help you navigate your taxes this year, we will share important dates, updated tax brackets, and new income tax…

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John Albertini

The ultimate guide to handling debt collectors and collection agencies

Despite the fear that may arise from being contacted by collection agencies, there are rights in place to safeguard you…

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John Albertini

Safeguard your finances: Verify your financial professionals’ credentials

When people trust financial professionals to invest their hard-earned money, they expect them to have professional education and training. It…

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Sandy Yong

Debt after death: How debt is handled by an estate

Death is a tragic event that affects your family and friends. How well your estate is set up and whether…

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John Albertini

The connection between credit rating, credit scores, and debt relief options

Credit scores are a big deal. An excellent credit rating can help you get a job, purchase a home, or…

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John Albertini

How Changes To the Banking Industry Will Impact Canadians

Last year, Ottawa announced new measures in the financial services industry. Canadians should be aware of the changes that will…

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Sandy Yong

Credit Card Debt FAQs

According to Forbes, the average interest rate for a credit card is now between 19.99% and 25.99%. Handling interest that…

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John Albertini

Debt Management Plan FAQs

Below are all the answers to the most common debt management plan faqs so you can decide if it’s the…

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John Albertini

2023 Second-Half Scholarship winner

The winner Congratulations to our 2023 Second-Half Scholarship winner, Brooke Turpin! Check out her winning response below. Thank you to…

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Why You Should Keep Your New Year’s Financial Resolution

The new year is rapidly approaching. With the transition into a new year, many make hopeful resolutions. Some of the…

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Jack Choros

Affordable last-minute holiday shopping ideas

At the eleventh hour, your cousin’s plans change and now they can visit for Christmas. You find out your sister…

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Unwrapping the mystery of budget-friendly gift-giving

Christmas is just around the corner, and the shopping season is in full swing. Budget-friendly gift-giving is a tough dilemma…

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Miral Naik

Financial Literacy: Financial protection tools

This November, we’re celebrating Financial Literacy Month. So far we’ve discussed financial emergencies, debt management, and long-term saving plans. This…

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John Albertini

Financial Literacy: Building resilience by optimizing your financial health

This November is Financial Literacy Month. We are using this time to help Canadians learn about financial literacy and the…

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John Albertini

Financial Literacy: Tools for building your emergency fund

This November is Financial Literacy Month. We’ve been taking part in the initiative by sharing financial knowledge and advice. Our…

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John Albertini

Financial Literacy Month: Tools for managing debt

This November is Financial Literacy Month. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) created this month to raise awareness about…

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John Albertini

Financial Literacy Month 2023

Financial Literacy Month is here! The Government of Canada started Financial Literacy Month as a way to encourage Canadians to…

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Financial Literacy Month: Tools for your financial health check-up

Each November, Canada celebrates Financial Literacy Month. It’s a time to bring awareness to financial health. Throughout the month we’ll…

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John Albertini

Financial Certifications: Demystifying who does what in the financial industry

Knowing the “who’s who” in the financial industry is important. For many reasons. Protect yourself by understanding the differences. Find…

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Melody Wright

What we really want (and need) from banks in Canada

Canadian banking customers are feeling the impact of inflation and economic instability. Plus, there are the recent Bank of Canada…

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Melody Wright

Shortages Leading to Price Increases

“There’s no lettuce in my burger”, complained a customer at a Toronto deli that I frequented in spring. Neither was…

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Mubina Kapasi

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