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Boc Warns About Rising Debt

As Canadians are struggling with a weakened economy and a consistently increasing cost of living, it's no surprise to learn that many are relying on credit and (current) low interest rates to help keep up with monthly financial obligations and expenses....

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Guaranteeing Somebody Else's Debt? WAIT!

Sometimes a financial institution or other form of lender will not grant credit to an individual or company (the “borrower”) unless someone else provides a guarantee. This can be potentially dangerous because if the borrower defaults on the loan, the...

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Debt: How Much is Too Much?

Nowadays, most Canadians carry some form of consumer debt. Credit, when used wisely, can be a good thing. But many Canadians are over-extended, financially stressed and struggling to perform a delicate fiscal balancing act. If you are concerned about...

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Canada is a welcoming place. People from across the globe have been choosing to immigrate here for generations and have, in return for new opportunities, given back more than could have been expected. Our country is richer for their presence.

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Canada is a welcoming place. People from around the world have been choosing to immigrate here for generations and have, in return for new opportunities, given back more than could have been expected. Our society is richer for their presence.

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As Household Debt Continues To Rise How Are We Going To Pay For It

With a weakened loonie and job losses on the rise, many are struggling to keep up with monthly expenses. In fact, according to a poll conducted with MNP, nearly 50% of Canadians are within just $200 of not being able to meet their financial obligations....

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Canadian Debt Is On The Rise But Our Economy Isnt

As Canadians struggle in a weakened economy, thousands are starting to bend under the weight of trying to make it from one financial obligation to the next. And what are we relying on to get us through the day-to-day expenses? Debt.

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Filing A Bankruptcy – Is It Really That Easy?

More often than not, when people find themselves in financial trouble they’re usually not sure what options are available to help them get back on track. Well-meaning friends and family may suggest a bankruptcy as a quick and easy solution. Even some...

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Before You Sign Do You Know The Dangers Of Co Signing A Loan

Co-signing or guaranteeing a loan is one of the most dangerous financial decisions you can commit to. When you co-sign or guarantee someone’s loan, you take on all the financial risk, yet receive little or no benefit from the transaction. But in most...

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5 Ways To Teach Kids How To Avoid Bankruptcy As Adults

Learning to handle funds responsibly is part of growing up. Unfortunately, it is not something usually taught in schools which means it falls to parents to teach their children how to do so. Here are a few suggestions you might want to consider.

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