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Beyond the finances: Understanding the true cost of debt

With COVID-19 impacting finances at all levels, much of the conversation over the past year and a half has surrounded increased spending (or decreased revenue) among governments, businesses, and individuals — and the debt each has taken on to make...

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What is good debt?

Given the growing concerns around Canada’s consumer debt crisis, it’s only natural to paint it in broad strokes as universally bad. However, that’s not always the case.

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What can I do to assess my financial health?

If you’re like most people, you (at least try to) go to the doctor every year for your annual physical. Why? Because a clean bill of health buys you peace of mind — and the earlier you can catch potential problems like high blood pressure...

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The latest debt index finds almost half of households are not confident they’ll be able to cover all living and family expenses in the next 12 months without taking on more debt. In fact, the proportion of Canadians who report being insolvent and...

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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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What to teach kids about money, and when

Children and teenagers need better financial literacy training. That is a point everyone can agree on. Consensus is lacking, however, around just who should be providing it.

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How Do I Know I Am In Financial Trouble (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

The warning signs of personal financial trouble are everywhere. Knowing what they are and how to recognize them can be the difference between quickly recovering from one or two bad months and being trapped in a months or years-long battle with debt. ...

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Does Bankruptcy mean losing everything?

The most common concern for debtors contemplating a Bankruptcy is what they’ll have to give up to achieve a financial fresh start.

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How do I know if I have too much debt? Six signs that don’t lie

This question comes up a lot, but it’s a difficult one to answer. While everyone loves a good benchmark, there’s never a clear-cut answer for how much debt is too much for any individual.

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The quarterly poll conducted by Ipsos on behalf of MNP LTD finds four in 10 (43%, unchanged since March) households are not confident they’ll be able to cover all living and family expenses in the next 12 months without spending on credit.

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