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Rebuilding Credit is Easier Than You Think!

Rebuilding Credit is Easier Than You Think!

Rebuilding credit has a lot of misconceptions around it. One of these common myths is that it’s hard to do. The truth is that with the right strategies and steps, fixing a bad credit score is a lot easier than you might think! The trick is knowing…

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Rebuilding Credit: Make Your 2020 Resolution a Better Credit Rating

Rebuilding Credit: Make Your 2020 Resolution a Better Credit Rating

The New Year is upon us – do you know what your New Year’s Resolution is yet? Whether you have an idea or not, we’d like to make a suggestion: how about rebuilding credit as your resolution? Many times people resolve to balance their budget, pay down…

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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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Bruised Credit vs. Bad Credit vs. Obliterated Credit

Bruised Credit vs. Bad Credit vs. Obliterated Credit

What is the difference between bruised credit, bad credit, and obliterated credit? We’re here to answer the question! To first understand that, let’s first define what is bad credit. In Canada, your credit score can range between 300 and 900, with 300 being the lowest and 900…

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Just Filed for Bankruptcy – When Can I Start Rebuilding Credit?

Just Filed for Bankruptcy – When Can I Start Rebuilding Credit?

If you’ve just filed for bankruptcy, rebuilding credit may be on your mind. The good news is that you don’t have to wait long. In fact, when it comes to rebuilding credit after bankruptcy, the sooner you start, the better. Believe it or not, you can actually…

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Credit Repair 101 – How the Credit You Choose Impacts Rebuilding Your Credit

Credit Repair 101 – How the Credit You Choose Impacts Rebuilding Your Credit

Your credit score is affected by many things, but did you know that the type of credit you choose actually plays a factor? Many people approach credit repair by choosing a credit product and paying that credit off on time and in full. While this is a…

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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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