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Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter? A Checklist to Winterize Your Vehicle

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter? A Checklist to Winterize Your Vehicle

Winter driving: we all dread it. The snow, the slush, the ice – none of these conditions make for a smooth, relaxing commute, and whether you drive 10 minutes or an hour to work, being winter ready is important. Winter driving can be a challenge, but being…

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More Credit Card Debt Always the Wrong Answer

More Credit Card Debt Always the Wrong Answer

For many Canadians, debt is a reality of life. With the various monthly payments, along with those incidentals that spring up unannounced, debt can creep up quickly to the point that it becomes unmanageable. For some, amassing more credit card debt to cover such financial requirements sometimes…

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What to Look for in a Used Car Dealer

What to Look for in a Used Car Dealer

If you’re thinking about buying a new car – or a new-to-you car – there are a number of important details to consider. Your budget and the type of car you want/need are both essential, but just as important is who you’re buying the car from! If…

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A Second Mortgage That Isn’t a Mortgage? What’s the Deal?

A Second Mortgage That Isn’t a Mortgage? What’s the Deal?

With the most recent changes to mortgage lending/borrowing rules, those established by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, coupled with a higher interest rate, many Canadians looking to refinance their mortgages are finding it much harder to do so than originally anticipated. While a second mortgage offers…

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The Canadian Interest Rate Went Up – What Does That Mean to You?

The Canadian Interest Rate Went Up – What Does That Mean to You?

We’ve heard the warning for several months now: the economy is stabilizing, and Canadians have enjoyed an historically low interest rate for years, but a rate hike in inevitable. And, back in July, after months of speculation, the Bank of Canada finally raised the interest rate from…

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Identifying Fraud Blog Series: Phone and Text Scams

Identifying Fraud Blog Series: Phone and Text Scams

We’re finishing off our 3 part identifying fraud series talking about phishing schemes – scams designed to steal your financial information, and ultimately your money. Over the last few years, such schemes have become increasingly common, and thousands of Canadians lose money because it has become incredibly…

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Identifying Fraud Blog Series: Fake Websites

Identifying Fraud Blog Series: Fake Websites

In part 1 of our 3-part identifying fraud blog series, we took a look at phishing schemes – those scams where fraudsters attempt to scare you into sharing personal information or clicking on a link that gives them access to such information. We’re following things up with…

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Identifying Fraud Blog Series: Phishing Schemes

Identifying Fraud Blog Series: Phishing Schemes

We seem to be hearing about fraud schemes all the time these days. Unfortunately, technology and the internet has made it easier for fraudsters to not only find out personal information, but to use that personal information to trick people into providing details that can then be…

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Back to School is Right Around the Corner – Here Are Some Money Saving Tips

Back to School is Right Around the Corner – Here Are Some Money Saving Tips

There is a reason the back to school shopping season is the second biggest season for retailers. All too often, parents leave the back to school supply runs to the last minute, meaning the options for saving money may not be as plentiful. This year, start stocking…

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What to Do About Your Vehicle When Considering Filing for Bankruptcy

What to Do About Your Vehicle When Considering Filing for Bankruptcy

When financial turmoil strikes, and you’re considering filing for bankruptcy, the question of what to do about your vehicle is one of the biggest sources of confusion. While the decision rests on a number of different factors, as well as your financial abilities, we are hoping that…

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