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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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Putting All Your Debt In One Manageable Place

If you have several different debts and you’re starting to have trouble managing them, you’ve probably already encountered the stress of trying to figure out who’s going to get paid and who’s not going to get paid this month.

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With a weakened Canadian dollar and the cost of oil still on a downturn, more and more Canadians are relying on credit to help carry them from one financial obligation to the next - even with insolvencies on the rise.

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Here is a small checklist of things to look at and what to pay special attention to. It will involve looking at a few documents and may involve a few phone calls and, if required, a meeting with your financial advisor, lawyer or notary.

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