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Vacation Financing Tips for Your Summer Holiday

Vacation Financing Tips for Your Summer Holiday

It is April already and that means many of us are looking forward to the summer months and getting away from the city. Perhaps you have plans to rent a cottage for a week and spend the days out on the water. Maybe a trip touring Europe…

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How to Make Up Back to School Financial Shortfalls

How to Make Up Back to School Financial Shortfalls

We are now coming into the final weeks of summer, and that means that many parents are heading out for that dreaded back to school shopping trip. The clothes, the shoes, the school supplies; these items can end up costing an arm and a leg. Even if…

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Smart Money Club: Cheap Things to Do in the GTA This Summer

Smart Money Club: Cheap Things to Do in the GTA This Summer

We are more than halfway through the summer now, and if you are like many other Canadians, that summer spending has turned out to be a little higher than you first intended. The camping trips, days at Wonderland, cottage rentals, etc., can rack up quickly. If you’ve…

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Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

We all have debts each and every month. But there are debts that work towards a healthy financial future, and debts that hold you back and erode your credit rating. Let’s explore good debt vs bad debt. Bad Debt. This would be something like a credit card…

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How to Use Your Home to Finance Your Debt – Home Equity Financing

How to Use Your Home to Finance Your Debt – Home Equity Financing

When you are struggling to make the minimum payments on your credit cards or personal loans, but own your own home, you are sitting on an unused debt solution that can save you both stress and money. Using your home to finance your debt is likely the…

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Smart Money Club: How to Request your Credit Report

Smart Money Club: How to Request your Credit Report

When it comes to finances, your credit report is critical. It is used for a number of different things – not just obtaining financing. Many financial institutions now require it to open a bank account, a new employer may request it to qualify for a job, and…

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Top Apps for Keeping Receipts Organized – Documents Too

Top Apps for Keeping Receipts Organized – Documents Too

When it comes to keeping receipts organized, all of that paper can give you a headache. Often we give up and just shove everything in a box to be ‘dealt’ with later, but never actually deal with it. However, thanks to mobile apps, keeping track of receipts…

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Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy

Celebrities Who Have Filed for Bankruptcy

Sometimes we forget that, even though many celebs have more money that we could ever hope to dream about, they too have to sometimes deal with money troubles. This week, we bring you the top celebrity bankruptcies.   50 Cent Tony Braxton – not once, but twice!…

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Smart Money Club: Saving Money at Home During March Break

Smart Money Club: Saving Money at Home During March Break

March Break is almost upon us, and that means the kids will be home and looking to be entertained. For some families this may mean a vacation away or a week filled with daily activities. However, if you are more concerned with saving money than shelling it…

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Getting a Loan with Bad Credit Without Breaking the Bank

Getting a Loan with Bad Credit Without Breaking the Bank

  When your credit is great, getting a loan can be a breeze, but when things are not in tip-top shape credit-wise, you may just be finding things a little tougher than you’d like. If you’ve found yourself in a position where you need a loan but…

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