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As the country inches closer to the Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement on March 2, 2022, many Atlantic Canadian households stretched thin by rising costs of living over the COVID-19 pandemic will be bracing for a potentially challenging...

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Loved ones and debt: how to broach the subject

According to separate surveys conducted in Canada and the United States, discussing the topic of personal debt was ranked by some participants as a bigger taboo than topics like politics, religion, and marital problems.

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Breaking the bankruptcy and insolvency stigma

Breaking stigmas means ridding ourselves of our assumptions, generalizations, and broad-brush statements that are harmful to individuals and groups.

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How to budget when you’re living paycheque to paycheque

You already know the many benefits of skilled money management. The fact you’re reading this blog post says at least that much. Your challenge, like for most households, is how to navigate the seemingly infinite demands on your frustratingly finite...

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Budget friendly ideas for a fun and memorable Family Day

Family Day is a nice break from other annual holidays that come pre-packaged with set traditions, expectations, and the ever-present commercialization that drives many of us to overspend. You have a blank slate to create your own schedule, activities,...

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My spouse wants to declare bankruptcy and I don't, what are our options?

Debt problems can strain relationships and cause stress for the entire family. If your spouse has met with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and is (or is considering) filing a Bankruptcy, the impact on you will depend on the extent of your joint debt.

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4 tips make the most of your check up on the MNP Debt Scale

This powerful 14-question assessment tool puts those questions into a clear and quantifiable rating of your debt situation regardless what you earn or how much you owe.

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How to become a financial “tiger” parent

Happy New Year and we hope you are having a healthy and prosperous start to the Year of the Tiger!

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What will British Columbians’ costs of living look like in 2022?

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a seemingly endless list of one in a generation and once in a lifetime challenges. First came the worst virus in more than a century, followed quickly by mass layoffs and business closures. Now we’re facing a...

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