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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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You Can Start Rebuilding Credit the Day After Filing for Bankruptcy – Here’s How!

You Can Start Rebuilding Credit the Day After Filing for Bankruptcy – Here’s How!

Filing for bankruptcy can give you a clean financial slate by erasing debt, but it also leaves you with the worry of never having decent credit again. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case. While an R9 score remains on your credit report for seven years…

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Our Guide to Getting a Secured Credit Card When You Don’t Have the Deposit Money

Our Guide to Getting a Secured Credit Card When You Don’t Have the Deposit Money

A secured credit card is one of the best ways to rebuild your credit. While credit cards have their dangers, like racking up a big limit with no way to repay it, they are also essential for many things in our society: You need a credit card…

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When Will the Bank Say Yes?

When Will the Bank Say Yes?

How to Get a Loan with Bad Credit When you have bruised or bad credit, it can seem nearly impossible to get a loan from the bank. But if you want to learn how to get a loan with bad credit, we can help you understand what…

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How to Get Bad Credit Loans Without Getting Scammed

How to Get Bad Credit Loans Without Getting Scammed

Unfortunately, the old saying can be true — it’s a dog eat dog world out there. And that can be made even more apparent if you’re seeking bad credit loans. When you have bad credit, you are more vulnerable. Less people want to loan to you, so…

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So, You Filed for Personal Bankruptcy in Canada – Now What?

So, You Filed for Personal Bankruptcy in Canada – Now What?

If you’ve filed for personal bankruptcy in Canada, you’re not alone. Thousands of Canadians have done the same. In 2016, 66,256 personal bankruptcies were declared in Canada. Of those, about 25,000 were filed in Quebec and roughly 17,500 in Ontario. In addition, 63,471 consumer proposals were received…

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So, You’ve Filed for Bankruptcy… Now What?

So, You’ve Filed for Bankruptcy… Now What?

So, you bit the bullet. You realized you were in too deep with your debt and decided to file for bankruptcy to get a fresh start. That’s great, but maybe now you’re thinking what’s next? What steps can you take going forward to mitigate the impacts of…

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Rebuilding Credit Tips: How Long Does Past Bad Credit Stay on Your Credit Report?

Rebuilding Credit Tips: How Long Does Past Bad Credit Stay on Your Credit Report?

When you’ve struggled to make ends meet, made less than the minimum payments (or no payments at all) on your bills, or had to choose which bills to cover and which to leave for the next month, your credit report is probably feeling the impacts right now.…

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Rebuilding Good Credit: Dos and Don’ts

Rebuilding Good Credit: Dos and Don’ts

Once you’ve travelled down the path of credit concern – are missing payments, are at or over your limits, are getting collections calls, or have filed a consumer proposal or bankruptcy, you may be thinking that there really is no way to get back. That isn’t the…

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