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Good and Bad Debt – What’s the Difference?

By Ryan Brown

Good and Bad Debt – What’s the Difference?  There is an abundance of coverage in the news these days about how Canadian household debt has climbed steadily in recent years and hit record levels, fueled by mortgages and low interest rates. While debt is generally perceived as bad, some debt is necessary and if well […]

Emergency Funds—An Important Part of Financial Planning

By Ryan Brown

Emergency Funds—An Important Part of Financial Planning  How long would your current savings last in an emergency? What if you suddenly lose your job or face unexpected expenses, such as urgent home or car repairs? Maybe you want to make a career change, possibly to self-employment, and will experience a less stable financial situation for […]

CREDIT CARD DEBT CANADA

By Peter Temple

CREDIT CARD DEBT CANADA Remember the surge of excitement that came with getting your first credit card?  It felt like a rite of passage; that somehow you were finally an adult.  Over the years the thrill of getting your credit card statement has decreased. In fact, for a great many Canadians, just the thought of […]

WHAT IS DEBT CONSOLIDATION?

By Jennifer Virani

WHAT IS DEBT CONSOLIDATION? According to the Bank of Canada, the average Consumer Debt (excluding mortgages) held by Canadians is $20,759.  As most Debt Experts will tell you if you owe more than $20,000 it gets harder to make a payment that is substantial enough to pay down your interest.  As a result, your debt […]

DEBT CONSOLIDATION SERVICES: IS THIS THE RIGHT DEBT HELP FOR YOU?

By Christine Wagner

DEBT CONSOLIDATION SERVICES: IS THIS THE RIGHT DEBT HELP FOR YOU? Canadian households are carrying more debt today than ever before.  According to a Statistics Canada study beginning in the early 90s, the amount of household debt has risen consistently. In fact, by 2012, 71% of Canadian families were living with debt; mortgage and consumer […]

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