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ABCs of Credit – Do You Actually Have Good Credit?

ABCs of Credit – Do You Actually Have Good Credit?

Do you have good credit? The answer may not be as simple as you think. Good credit is not: Tons of debt. Credit cards close to, at, or over the limit. Late payments can last for six years on your credit report. So do collection items, even…

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Partway Through a Consumer Proposal? You Can Start Rebuilding Credit

Partway Through a Consumer Proposal? You Can Start Rebuilding Credit

There are many misconceptions out there about consumer proposal credit. One we hear often is that if you’ve filed for, or are in, a consumer proposal, you have to wait until you’re discharged to start rebuilding credit. To put it simply – this isn’t true! A personal…

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Yes, We Offer Loans After Bankruptcy! Find Out More

Yes, We Offer Loans After Bankruptcy! Find Out More

One of the most difficult things about filing for bankruptcy can be rebuilding credit after the fact. It can be harder to get approved for loans and credit cards – but these can be the very things that help raise your credit score. That’s why at Prudent…

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Getting Back to Basics – New Year’s Credit Rebuilding Resolutions

Getting Back to Basics – New Year’s Credit Rebuilding Resolutions

The new year is just days away. Have you considered a credit rebuilding resolution? New Year’s resolutions can get a bad rap at times. We read a lot in the news about how they are difficult to stick with and how most people abandon theirs by the…

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Rebuilding Credit After Bad Credit Behaviour in 1-2-3

Rebuilding Credit After Bad Credit Behaviour in 1-2-3

Many of us have been there – money is tight and it is the credit cards that bring up the slack. Or, perhaps the loss of a job or income meant some bills went unpaid one month, then the time playing catch-up just meant more and more…

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Fixing Your Credit when the Credit Reporting Agency is Reporting Mistakes

Fixing Your Credit when the Credit Reporting Agency is Reporting Mistakes

When you have great credit, and obtaining new credit products is a breeze, you probably don’t worry too much about financial stressors as far credit reporting. However, if you think you have (or know you should have) great credit, but for some reason are having trouble obtaining…

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Private Lenders for Personal Loans Can be a Risky Choice

Private Lenders for Personal Loans Can be a Risky Choice

It is a common issue faced by many Canadians: problem credit. With this issue comes another that can make things difficult: problems with credit usually mean fewer options for credit. This is largely due to the fact that most institutional lenders will be more hesitant to lend…

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Smart Money Club: How to Rebuild Credit Quickly

Smart Money Club: How to Rebuild Credit Quickly

If you are finding it hard to obtain credit products or are worried that your credit report and credit score may not be up to par, you may be wondering what you can do to make things better. If you’re wondering how to rebuild your credit quickly,…

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Will Filing a Consumer Proposal in Ontario Destroy My Credit?

Will Filing a Consumer Proposal in Ontario Destroy My Credit?

Okay, you’ve found yourself in a bit of a financial pickle. Monthly bill payments are piling up and you can’t seem to pay each one, on time. Perhaps you are hoping that things will just work out, or maybe you’re realizing that you need a little extra…

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Post-Bankruptcy Holiday: How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy

Post-Bankruptcy Holiday: How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy

When finances are strained, and collectors are knocking at your door, it can be really tough to know where to turn. When finances reach a boiling point, your only option may seem to be seeking outside help in the form of bankruptcy. Perhaps you’ve filed for bankruptcy…

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