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Bad Credit Loans in 1-2-3

Bad Credit Loans in 1-2-3

Not all bad credit loans are created equal. When you have bruised credit and are looking for a loan, it feels like your options are limited. But rest assured that you do have choices. In this blog, we’re breaking down what those choices are and how to…

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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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Laid Off Or Out-Of-Work Due to COVID-19? Financial Options for Staying Afloat

Laid Off Or Out-Of-Work Due to COVID-19? Financial Options for Staying Afloat

These past couple weeks have been enormously difficult for many Canadians due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and subsequent measures to “flatten the curve.” While these undertakings are aimed to keep the public safe and reduce infection risk, there’s been an unfortunate side effect…

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Consumer Proposals, Bankruptcies, and Your Vehicle

Consumer Proposals, Bankruptcies, and Your Vehicle

Thinking about filing for a consumer proposal or bankruptcy? You might have a few questions. One of the questions we hear most frequently is “what happens to my vehicle?” Whether you’re considering filing for a consumer proposal or bankruptcy, your car could be affected. Read on for…

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Rebuilding Credit is Easier Than You Think!

Rebuilding Credit is Easier Than You Think!

Rebuilding credit has a lot of misconceptions around it. One of these common myths is that it’s hard to do. The truth is that with the right strategies and steps, fixing a bad credit score is a lot easier than you might think! The trick is knowing…

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decreases to 1.25%

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decreases to 1.25%

The Bank of Canada interest rate is now at 1.25% – a decrease of 0.5% from 1.75%. What does the interest rate cut mean for Canadian consumers? That’s what we’re here to discuss. Why Did the Bank of Canada Cut Interest Rates? On March 4, 2020, the…

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Equity Lending Changes the Borrowing Game – We Have All the Details

Equity Lending Changes the Borrowing Game – We Have All the Details

Equity lending is changing the borrowing game — and for a good reason! It’s a non-judgmental form of lending that depends on security, not your past. While other lenders require a good credit score, provable income, a strong loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, and more, equity lenders typically do…

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City of Toronto No Longer Issuing Payday Lender Licenses – What This Means for Same-Day Loans

City of Toronto No Longer Issuing Payday Lender Licenses – What This Means for Same-Day Loans

The City of Toronto is no longer handing out licenses to payday lenders. In October of 2019, the City of Toronto council voted unanimously to stop issuing licenses to payday loan outlets. Councillors said the payday lenders are “predatory” toward low-income residents. “We heard over and over…

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How Debt Affects Mental Health

How Debt Affects Mental Health

It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day – a day that creates awareness around mental health initiatives. This topic is so important, particularly when it comes to finances, as money problems and mental health are often interconnected. Debt frequently triggers stress, which can reduce resilience against mental health problems.…

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying the Same for January 2020: Here’s How to Save Money From It

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Staying the Same for January 2020: Here’s How to Save Money From It

The Bank of Canada (BOC) interest rate is staying the same for January 2020. It’s the 10th time in a row this has happened — the interest rate has stayed at 1.75% since October of 2018. But the January 2020 BOC announcement pointed to an interesting trend…

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