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Increasing Canadian Interest Rates – How to Avoid Rising Payments

Increasing Canadian Interest Rates – How to Avoid Rising Payments

There’s no doubt about it — Canadian interest rates are increasing. Since July of 2017, Canadian interest rates have increased three times, going from 0.5% to 1.25% — the highest they’ve been in nine years. And if trends continue as expected, this is just the start. Officials…

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Low Budget Travel – Spring Break Vacations for Canadians

Low Budget Travel – Spring Break Vacations for Canadians

Spring Break vacations are the perfect getaway — the weather is cold and long in Canada, the kids are out of school, and everyone you know is posting fabulous holiday pictures on social media. You want to travel too, but you also don’t want to rack up…

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CRA Tax Deadline 2017-2018 is Right Around the Corner – Are You Ready?

CRA Tax Deadline 2017-2018 is Right Around the Corner – Are You Ready?

Unpaid taxes represent a considerable amount of Canadian household debt. If you’re one of those finding themselves in this situation, there are steps you can take before the CRA tax deadline for the 2017-2018 year. If you have or will have a tax debt, you will need…

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Low-Budget Valentine – Money Saving Tips for Valentine’s Day in Toronto

Low-Budget Valentine – Money Saving Tips for Valentine’s Day in Toronto

Valentine’s Day in Toronto comes but once a year and if you’re coupled up, you want to make the most of it. But how can you do that if you’re on a tight budget, or if you’ve been diligently repaying old debts? Our money-saving tips can help…

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Buying a Car in Ontario – Top 5 Tips You Never Thought About…

Buying a Car in Ontario – Top 5 Tips You Never Thought About…

Buying a car — whether it’s brand new or new-to-you — is a big decision. And there’s a lot to consider. It can be difficult to keep in mind everything you need to ask. But asking the right questions, especially if you’re buying a used vehicle, is…

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BOC Interest Rate Up to 1.25%: What to Do If You’re Drowning in Debt

BOC Interest Rate Up to 1.25%: What to Do If You’re Drowning in Debt

We’re less than three weeks into 2018, but already we’ve got some big news: the Bank of Canada (BOC) interest rate has increased again. On January 17, 2018, the BOC interest rate rose to 1.25%. This is the highest it’s been in nine years, according to the…

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Is Another Bad Credit Loan Really the Answer?

Is Another Bad Credit Loan Really the Answer?

Maybe this sounds like a familiar scenario — you’re in financial trouble and your credit is shot, so you take out a bad credit loan to pay your bills and start rebuilding credit. Only you can’t pay your bad credit loan on time, so you take out…

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Mortgage Refinancing in an Uncertain Housing Market

Mortgage Refinancing in an Uncertain Housing Market

It’s no secret that Canada’s real estate market has been going through changes. With increased Bank of Canada interest rates, new Canadian mortgage rules, and Canadian household debt higher than ever, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air. It can be tough as a homeowner to…

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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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