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Canadian Debt Skyrockets – Are You Feeling the Pinch?

Canadian Debt Skyrockets – Are You Feeling the Pinch?

Recent news reports have indicated a troubling situation for Canadian consumer debt. For the first time ever, Canadians have more than $100 billion in credit card debt, according to TransUnion Canada. Forecasts also predict that the average Canadian’s non-mortgage debt may increase by $31,531 per person by…

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Canadian Consumer Debt Gets a Break: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Holding at 1.5% for September 2018

Canadian Consumer Debt Gets a Break: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Holding at 1.5% for September 2018

Good news for Canadian consumer debt — the Bank of Canada interest rate isn’t going up this month. On September 5, 2018, the Bank of Canada (BOC) announced interest rates will stay at 1.5% for the time being. The rate had increased from 1.25% to 1.5% in…

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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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If I File a Bankruptcy, Will I Lose my Home?

If I File a Bankruptcy, Will I Lose my Home?

Canadian consumer debt has climbed in the past decade, and as a result, thousands of Canadians are realizing that bankruptcy is a very valuable resource with regard to paying off debt. That being said, many are still concerned when it comes to their assets and wonder ‘if…

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