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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...
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...
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...
One Year of No Change to Canadian Interest Rate: What It Means for Your Finances

One Year of No Change to Canadian Interest Rate: What It Means for Your Finances

The Canadian interest rate has officially gone one year without any change. On October 30, 2019, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced the Canadian interest rate will stay at 1.75% for another month. This rate was set on October 24, 2018, marking one year of holds. While...
In a Financial Jam and Realizing Selling Your House Isn’t That Easy? Here Are Some Options

In a Financial Jam and Realizing Selling Your House Isn’t That Easy? Here Are Some Options

We write a lot about dealing with outstanding debt and finding more space in your budget – but what can you do if the problem isn’t your budget, but rather your expenses? It happens sometimes that the cost of living for a person or family may simply be too high....
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...