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Canadian Debt Skyrockets – Are You Feeling the Pinch?

Canadian Debt Skyrockets – Are You Feeling the Pinch?

Recent news reports have indicated a troubling situation for Canadian consumer debt. For the first time ever, Canadians have more than $100 billion in credit card debt, according to TransUnion Canada. Forecasts also predict that the average Canadian’s non-mortgage debt may increase by $31,531 per person by…

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Laid Off Or Out-Of-Work Due to COVID-19? Financial Options for Staying Afloat

Laid Off Or Out-Of-Work Due to COVID-19? Financial Options for Staying Afloat

These past couple weeks have been enormously difficult for many Canadians due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and subsequent measures to “flatten the curve.” While these undertakings are aimed to keep the public safe and reduce infection risk, there’s been an unfortunate side effect…

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How Debt Affects Mental Health

How Debt Affects Mental Health

It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day – a day that creates awareness around mental health initiatives. This topic is so important, particularly when it comes to finances, as money problems and mental health are often interconnected. Debt frequently triggers stress, which can reduce resilience against mental health problems.…

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying the Same for September 2019: How This Affects Consumer Debt

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying the Same for September 2019: How This Affects Consumer Debt

The Bank of Canada (BOC) is maintaining the Canadian interest rate for another month. On September 4, 2019, the BOC announced that they are keeping the overnight interest rate at 1.75% — the same rate it has been since October of 2018. Economic Uncertainty Some factors that…

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Canadian Interest Rate Staying the Same for the Summer

Canadian Interest Rate Staying the Same for the Summer

Why It’s the Perfect Season for Debt Consolidation The Canadian interest rate isn’t going up this summer. On July 10, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced that the Canadian interest rate will remain unchanged this month, staying at 1.75%. As this is the last BOC announcement…

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Still Time to Deal with High-Interest Debt: Bank of Canada Maintains Interest Rate for March 2019

Still Time to Deal with High-Interest Debt: Bank of Canada Maintains Interest Rate for March 2019

The Bank of Canada is keeping interest rates the same for another month. On March 6, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced it would be maintaining the current 1.75% interest rate. This rate has been in place since October of 2018. Part of the BOC’s reasoning…

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Credit Focus: A Small Bad Debt Doesn’t Have to Destroy Your Credit

Credit Focus: A Small Bad Debt Doesn’t Have to Destroy Your Credit

You know the old cliché about small things making a big difference? If you have a small amount of bad debt, that saying can come true. Even a small amount of bad debt can significantly harm your credit. The minimum for a consumer proposal is $8,000, but…

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Smart Money Club: Does a Consumer Proposal in Ontario Give Me Bad Credit?

Smart Money Club: Does a Consumer Proposal in Ontario Give Me Bad Credit?

A consumer proposal has become a popular debt relief option used by many Canadians who find themselves loaded with debt with no real way pay it off, even over time. Predatory lenders who extend payday loans and high interest credit cards can cause an initially stable financial…

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The Key to Rebounding After a Consumer Proposal

The consumer proposal has become a very popular debt relief option in recent years, often because of its ability to provide individuals with significant relief from an often overwhelming financial conundrum. The common characteristic for those seeking relief through a consumer proposal – a fresh start. But…

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Announcing the Smart Money Club and our Commitment to Financial Literacy

We are really excited to announce the launch of our brand new Smart Money Club! Here at Prudent we are committed to helping Canadians become financially secure, and that means providing knowledge and tools to help get you there. A recent Statistics Canada report sheds some light…

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