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Understanding debt-to-income ratio

The debt-to-income ratio is a common headline story; for a long time, it has been reported that the number is very high and ever increasing. So what is this ratio, why is it rising, and most importantly, what does it mean for you personally?

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Five post-pandemic resolutions for financial health

Five ways we can financially ready ourselves for life after COVID.

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The difference between wants and needs when planning your budget

Perhaps the very first financial lesson many of us remember learning as children is the difference between needs and wants.

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Affordable ideas for exceptional gifts this holiday season

The festive season should be a wonderful, joyful, and relaxing time of year. However, the weeks and days leading up to the holidays are often stressful and overwhelming. This is due, in no small part, to the self-imposed pressure to stretch budgets beyond...

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5 budget-friendly gifts for a memorable festive season

The holidays can certainly be the most wonderful time of the year. But with all the pressure to spend, it can also be one of the most expensive and stressful.

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Can working from home help get you out of debt?

Canadians who worked from home found that they were able to save a significant amount of money by not having to travel to a work location each day.

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What is mortgage foreclosure?

Home ownership is a dream for many Canadians; most of whom will require a mortgage to make the purchase possible. A mortgage is a type of secured, typically long-term, and comparatively low-interest loan

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