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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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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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My spouse or partner has debt and I don't — what should we do?

You and your life partner do exactly that — you share a life together; but do you also share the burden of all of your debt too?

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With a new year comes new financial resolutions, and for many people that means finally getting out of debt.

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Can the bank take my money if I fall behind on my debts?

Stigma of Debt (3 Minute Debt Break)

Often, people are uncomfortable speaking openly about their debt and its impact on their personal well-being. Those who are experiencing credit issues fear that the social stigma of debt may be viewed negatively by family and friends and society in general....

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