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The Bank of Canada Interest Rate is Staying the Same for the Rest of 2019

The Bank of Canada Interest Rate is Staying the Same for the Rest of 2019

Start Your New Year’s Financial Planning Early! The Bank of Canada interest rate is officially staying at 1.75% for the rest of the year. On December 4, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced the interest rate would remain the same for another month. This marks no…

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Options for Cutting Your Monthly Expenses By 50% — Or More!

Options for Cutting Your Monthly Expenses By 50% — Or More!

Sometimes no matter how much you try to make ends meet, your monthly expenses stretch you thin. In this case, you have two options: the first is to earn more money (easier said than done sometimes!). The second option is to reduce your monthly expenses. There are…

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Holiday Credit Card Debt Is In – Now What? Use Your Home or Car to Consolidate Debt

Holiday Credit Card Debt Is In – Now What? Use Your Home or Car to Consolidate Debt

The holiday season may be over, but there’s one part of it that isn’t finished yet: holiday bills. Many holiday shoppers tend to put purchases on their credit cards, which means that after the holidays are done, they have to deal with the corresponding credit card debt.…

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Don’t Get a Payday Loan for Holiday Cash – We Have Better Ideas

Don’t Get a Payday Loan for Holiday Cash – We Have Better Ideas

The holiday season is an expensive time of year, which is why many look for quick cash loans — including payday loans. If this is you, STOP. Payday loans are about the worst thing you can do for your bank account. If you need quick cash to…

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Struggling with Interest Rate Debt? How to Cope with Latest Increase to 1.75%

Struggling with Interest Rate Debt? How to Cope with Latest Increase to 1.75%

The Bank of Canada (BOC) has increased interest rates again — this time to 1.75%, as of October 24, 2018. If you’re struggling with debt, this increase could have a big impact. The last interest rate increase was in July of 2018, when rates went up to…

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More Credit Card Debt Always the Wrong Answer

More Credit Card Debt Always the Wrong Answer

For many Canadians, debt is a reality of life. With the various monthly payments, along with those incidentals that spring up unannounced, debt can creep up quickly to the point that it becomes unmanageable. For some, amassing more credit card debt to cover such financial requirements sometimes…

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