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Leah Drewcock: Why I am thankful to be a Licensed Insolvency Trustee

I was just a few years out of high school and still lived at home with my parents when I started working as an accounting and finance student at one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms.

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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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What is impulse spending and why is it so hard to avoid?

Everyone, except perhaps the most frugal among us, makes purchases from time to time which they hadn’t anticipated or planned for.

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What COVID-19 can teach us about personal finance

The pandemic has highlighted how quickly and dramatically elements which originated thousands of miles away can disrupt our entire way of life. A microscopic virus, invisible to the human eye, has shuttered borders, transformed the economy, and altered...

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How students can plan for post-secondary education with as little debt as possible

There are steps every student can take to prepare for these costs and minimize the future financial impacts of pursuing a higher education.

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Debt management programs vs. Bankruptcy: Which one’s right for you?

COVID-19 has amplified financial uncertainty for millions of Canadians. Households have faced loss of income through several rounds of lockdowns and a topsy turvy economy, and some have experienced rising debt loads as a result.

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Only you and your child can decide whether post-secondary education is the right path forward. Regardless of what direction their life ends up following, there are steps you can take to prepare for the costs of post secondary education to help ensure...

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What are the various types of consumer loans and why would I use them?

Consumer loans are available in many forms and for a variety of purposes such as purchasing a home, financing a vehicle, and consolidating high interest credit card balances. These financial tools range from ultra specific (e.g., mortgage) to extremely...

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