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Bad Credit Loans: Who Offers Them and What They Mean to You

Bad Credit Loans: Who Offers Them and What They Mean to You

Many of us have been there; struggling to make ends meet, bills piled high, many of which just can’t be paid, credit cards with balances that can’t seem to be met. These things accumulate and turn the credit report on its head – making good credit not…

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2017 Financial Planning: A Home Equity Loan That’s Not a Mortgage

2017 Financial Planning: A Home Equity Loan That’s Not a Mortgage

We’ve reached the final quarter of 2016, and that, for many of us, means thinking towards our goals for next year. Rather than waiting until New Year’s Eve and that list of New Year’s resolutions, right now is the best time of year to start thinking about…

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Consolidating Debt After the Back to School Rush

Consolidating Debt After the Back to School Rush

A few weeks ago, just before school started, we talked about paying for those back to school expenses that often cost an arm and a leg. Now that the rush is over and those school clothes, shoes, and classroom necessities have been purchased, hopefully you are not…

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In The News: Bankruptcy in Canada on the Rise

In The News: Bankruptcy in Canada on the Rise

Back in April, the Huffington Post reported on bankruptcy in Canada and noted that, according to the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB), the number of consumer insolvencies (bankruptcies and consumer proposals) in Canada jumped by almost 10% over the past year. Have things changed since…

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How to Re-Establish Your Credit After Bankruptcy

How to Re-Establish Your Credit After Bankruptcy

Most of us have been there at one point in our lives or another; dealing with money woes that can seem insurmountable. Some of us are able to find solutions to this issue that are less impactful on our overall financial health, while others turn to bankruptcy…

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Trade in or Trade Up? Lease Buyouts in 1-2-3

Trade in or Trade Up? Lease Buyouts in 1-2-3

When it comes to buying a car, leasing is often seen as a very attractive option. The ability to get a brand new car, for a lower monthly payment, knowing you can trade that car in in the end and take on a new car once again,…

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Filed for Bankruptcy in Ontario… Now What?

Filed for Bankruptcy in Ontario… Now What?

It happens. Good people file for bankruptcy and consumer proposals all the time. When times get really tough, and money troubles have you stressed out and losing sleep at night, sometimes these two financial options are the only things that will help. If you’ve chosen to go…

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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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Buying a Vehicle? How to Purchase for The Payment

Buying a Vehicle? How to Purchase for The Payment

If you are thinking about buying a vehicle, there is often a lot to consider before you sign on the dotted line. What size do you need? What’s the mileage? What’s the fuel economy? And, of course, most importantly, what can you afford? Here are some tips…

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