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Canada’s bet with debt.

By Reg Rocha

Canada’s bet with debt.  Back in 2008, the world was knocked into one of the worst recessions we had seen in decades. Canada was by no means immune. Over-leveraged Canadians lost property and businesses, retirement investments tanked and consumer confidence plummeted. History tells us this kind of downward spiral is very dangerous.  To introduce some […]

Impact of Increasing Interest Rates on Debt

By Trevor Glasser

  This past July, after seven years of leaving its key interest rate steady at near-historic lows, the Bank of Canada increased its overnight rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.75 percent. In September, the bank raised it another quarter-point to 1.0 percent amid strong economic growth. While we’re unlikely to see another increase this year, they […]

Beware of Debt Consolidation Mortgages

By Frank Eichinger

Beware of Debt Consolidation Mortgages Debt Consolidation is a term that usually describes the process of obtaining a new mortgage to pay off all of your unsecured debts, with a new payment being buried in a new mortgage. This solution works when an individual or family has accumulated equity in their home that is substantially […]

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