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Credit cards can be a valuable tool for personal finance. If you can control the spending, and pay off the balances regularly there are no issues. But it’s easy for credit card spending to get out of control. Before you start cutting that plastic...

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Just out of high school? Build your first adult budget.

Creating strong budget habits early in adult life is essential to building a pathway to financial independence. To start, you will need to learn to create a budget.

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What are good reasons to borrow money?

You have probably heard, more than once by now, that not all debt is created equal. Some types of debt can actually be beneficial, where others can put your personal and family well-being at risk.

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What Is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee?

The terminology surrounding debt problems and solutions can be confusing. How much debt is “overwhelming” debt? What does it mean to be insolvent — does it simply mean owing too much money to too many credit accounts? And what is the...

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What tactics will debt collectors use to recover overdue bills?

Collection agencies use many tactics to enforce repayment of debt. The most common methods are phone calls and letters. However, depending on the amount owed, the situation can quickly escalate to threats of legal action — which, in turn, can result...

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When Creditors Are Calling (3 Minute Debt Break)

Nobody enjoys being late on bill payments. But unfortunately, it's not always possible to make ends meet. Anyone who has ever been in a position where they're forced to choose between basic necessities and keeping up with their debts understands just...

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How a Licensed Insolvency Trustee Can Help with a Bankruptcy or Consumer Proposal

Increase Your Business Credit Score (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Today , many Canadian businesses have to work twice as hard to keep up with a competitive landscape in a weakened economy. If you really want to stay ahead of the curve and leave the doors open for as much opportunity as possible, it's crucial to be...

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Is being debt-free good for your credit report?

What you learn about how credit reporting and scoring works, what you can do to improve your credit, and common debt habits which may be helping or hindering your progress may just save your credit — and save you a few dollars every month.

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What happens to your credit rating when things aren’t going well?

Many people are concerned about their credit rating. After all, this may determine whether you qualify for a mortgage or a car loan — and possibly even whether you get the apartment you’ve applied to lease.

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