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How the 2021 Federal Election May Affect Housing Costs

Housing markets change under different circumstances. As such, many factors influence real estate trends. For example, immigration, inflation, interest rates,…

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Shrinkflation

If you’re a regular at your neighbourhood restaurant, you usually get used to paying the same prices for your meal.…

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Robbie Shifman

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

COVID-19 has created difficulties for Canadian individuals and businesses. So, to help businesses, the federal government created the Canada Emergency…

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Bankruptcy and Auto Loans

Many Canadian individuals and businesses declare bankruptcy at one point in their lifetime. Often faced with few alternatives, people who…

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Canada Recovery Benefit

If your finances were directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. According to Statistics Canada, by the end…

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Student Loan FAQs

Let our student loan FAQs enlighten and inform you. As a graduate of post-secondary education or grad school, you may…

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Is Interest on Student Loan Debt Tax Deductible?

A university or college degree is a great advantage in your job search. But, it’s a costly advantage. Student debt…

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Can You Get a Mortgage After a Debt Management Plan?

Every day, we face some sort of debt. Whether that debt is credit card debt, car loans, mortgages, student loan…

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Free Easy-to-Use Budgeting Templates

Canadians spend money on countless expenses. For example, the average Canadian has lots of money flowing out each month from…

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Student Loan Debt Forgiveness in Canada

There are over 100 universities and colleges in Canada for students to pursue higher education. These educational institutions offer over…

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How Canada’s “National Financial Literacy Strategy” Will Save You Money and Ease Your Stress

The federal government has announced a five-year plan to make you”financially resilient” – and it’s actually their second one. Money…

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2021 First-Half Scholarship Winner

We have a winner! After sifting through hundreds of submissions, we’ve finally chosen a student to receive the scholarship. Thanks…

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July 2021 Update: Economic Effects of COVID-19 in Canada

The economic effects of COVID-19 are far-reaching. It affected Canadians of all ages, occupations, locations, and income levels. But, those…

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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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How to Build an Emergency Fund

Life is full of unexpected events. Your circumstances could change dramatically within a short period of time. That’s why it’s…

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Solid Planning and Scholarship Dreams

Our Essay Questions As a college/university student, what are your main money obstacles and what do you plan on doing…

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Supermom’s Scholarship Contest Entry

One of the most interesting things about reviewing scholarship submissions is the mix of age, culture, and position of our…

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A Student Relates TV Drama to Real Life

The clock is counting down as we draw near to announcing our scholarship winner for the first half of 2021.…

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Scholarship Applicant Cites Facts & Figures

Our Essay Question As a college/university student, what are your main money obstacles and what do you plan on doing…

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What is an Individual Voluntary Arrangement?

Debt is necessary for people to carry out most financial actions. You need debt to purchase a home with a…

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Niagara College Student Cuts Costs

The window to enter into our scholarship for the first half of the year has closed. In the lead-up to…

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How to Write a Debt Settlement Proposal Letter

Debt affects Canadians of all age groups and incomes. This is especially true during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Canadians owe…

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Here’s What To Do If You Can’t Afford Minimum Payments on a Credit Card

If you can’t afford minimum payments on a credit card, it may be time to take a step back. It’s…

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Why Oil Prices Are Increasing

Recently, 50% of gas stations across Georgia were without gas. Gas prices hit a national high of $3.03 per gallon,…

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What is Receivership? – Tools Creditors Use

As consumers know, credit scores are an important part of personal finances. Some individuals cannot adequately manage their debt. They…

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The Consumer Protection Act

Canada has laws governing the way companies can go about the sale of goods and services. Laws are in place…

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Scholarship Entrant Gets Creative

As you know, we’re still accepting essay submissions for our scholarship. A recent entry from a current doctorate student showcases…

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Credit Counsellors Can Help With COVID-19 Financial Hardship

The COVID-19 pandemic brought financial hardship to thousands of Canadians. Middle-income Canadians felt a profound effect on their finances, with…

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Robbie Shifman

Ready for a Restart? Your Guide to Financially Recovering from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brought financial turmoil to thousands of Canadians. In October 2020, a third of Canadians thought that financially…

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How to Check Your Credit Score

The average Canadian consumer needs a few things to perform many financial tasks. Usually, you need income and credit to…

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