Five Ways to Reset Your Budget and Get Out of Debt
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2017-11-28T16:30:00Z 11/28/2017 4:30:00 PM

Confronting your debt can be overwhelming.

Categories: Debt Help
Buy Nothing Day Shouldn’t be Once a Year
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2017-11-23T17:00:00Z 11/23/2017 5:00:00 PM

Buy Nothing Day: It’s been described as a movement, a means for people to reclaim control over rampant consumerism, an exercise in financial discipline, a protest.

Categories: Lifestyle Debt
Record Debt, Lack of Savings a Dangerous Mix for BC Households
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2017-08-22T17:00:00Z 8/22/2017 5:00:00 PM

According to a recent poll, a combination of high debt and low savings means BC residents would turn to debt if caught off guard by a financial emergency.

Categories: Lifestyle Debt;Debt Help;Press and Media;In the Community
Keeping an Eye Out for Hidden Credit Card Fees
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2017-06-09T16:00:00Z 6/9/2017 4:00:00 PM

Having a household credit card or two can come in handy for multiple reasons – which is probably why there are approximately more than 43 million credit cards currently active in Canada.

Categories: Lifestyle Debt
Financial Literacy Month - Get Serious About Your Finances
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2016-11-01T14:00:00Z 11/1/2016 2:00:00 PM

Categories: Debt Help
Concern About Debt and Potential Interest Rate Hikes Rising Among British Columbians
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2016-10-04T20:00:00Z 10/4/2016 8:00:00 PM

As low borrowing costs and surging real estate prices continue to prop up consumer debt levels in British Columbia, an increasing number of people in the province are feeling concerned about their debt.

Categories: Lifestyle Debt;In the Community;Press and Media;Debt Help
High School Graduation – Applying for a Credit Card?
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2016-07-07T16:00:00Z 7/7/2016 4:00:00 PM

High school graduation comes with many opportunities – one of which is the availability of credit. But should you take it?

Categories: Lifestyle Debt
Consumers in B.C. and the Burdens of Debt
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2016-05-20T16:00:00Z 5/20/2016 4:00:00 PM

As Canadians are struggling with a weakened economy and a consistently increasing cost of living, it's no surprise to learn that many are relying on credit and (current) low interest rates to help keep up with monthly financial obligations and expenses.

Categories: Debt Help;Press and Media;In the Community
What is the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
Linda Paul-7372 Linda Paul 7372
2016-05-18T18:00:00Z 5/18/2016 6:00:00 PM

Whether you are trying to figure out which credit card is right for you or if you are looking to rebuild your credit, it is important to know your options. Most credit cards have the same basic functions – they offer convenience, when purchasing goods and services. Credit cards differ when it comes to interest rates, service fees, reward programs and member benefits. There are two main types of credit card options: secured credit cards and unsecured credit cards.

Categories: Lifestyle Debt
What happens if I can’t pay my Consumer Proposal or Consolidation Loan?
Linda Paul-7372; Linda Paul 7372
2016-05-05T15:00:00Z 5/5/2016 3:00:00 PM

First, let’s talk about what it means to default on a CP. Then we can look at what you can or should do if you do, in fact, default. There are certain protections in place that allow for some flexibility in ‘putting it back in the box’ so to speak, if you default.

Categories: Consumer Proposal;Alternatives to Bankruptcy

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