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Learn all sorts of great ways to manage your money better, solve your debt problems and use your credit more wisely. We also tackle a lot of credit myths and misconceptions. Do you have questions about money management, budgeting or credit? If you need advice or help with your debts email us your questions or chat with us online. We're happy to help.

Weighing the Pros and Cons of 5 Top Strategies to Pay Off Debt

Do you ever wonder about the top strategies to pay off debt? The path to being debt-free requires dedication, persistence – and most importantly careful planning and strategizing to fit with all of life’s circumstances. When you have credit card debt on multiple accounts and owe many creditors, these debts won’t magically go away.

5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money on Earth Day

Today, April 22, is Earth Day. To help promote Earth Day, we thought we would offer some tips on how to go green and save money at the same time. These tips show that going green isn’t just good for the environment, but can also slow the impact to your wallet. Here’s how you can help save the planet and your budget.

How to Lower Fixed Expenses on Your Budget When You’re Paying Off Debt

Setting a budget and trimming down monthly expenses are key priorities for anyone working on paying off debt. While there’s so much emphasis out there on cutting back your discretionary spending to free up cash to apply to debt repayments, how often are you looking at making changes to your fixed expenses too?

How to Stop Relying on Your Credit Cards to Make Ends Meet

Credit cards come with steep interest rates, will add up to a mountain of debt if not managed carefully, and can set you up for a lot of stress when an unexpected emergency hits. Instead of being a slave to your credit cards to make ends meet, here’s how to switch over to better money management strategies to get a handle on your money and debt.

Dealing with Debts as a Homeowner or Renter During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

Owning or renting a home can be a pricey undertaking. How do you manage these costs when you’re also struggling with debt and the economic uncertainty of a pandemic?

Your Finances During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Is Your Emergency Budget Prepared?

Is your budget prepared for the potential economic impact of a pandemic illness? As the rates of the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) continue to spread around the world, school and business closures as well as social distancing and isolation measures are becoming more widespread.

Steps for Effective Personal Finance Management and Planning

For some people, personal finance management is a passionate hobby, while for others it’s a daunting chore. Either way, personal financial planning – including budgeting, tracking your spending, and saving – is crucial if you want to get out of debt and reach your financial goals.

Avoid an Unexpected Financial Crisis and What to Do If Disaster Strikes

Sometimes catastrophe strikes and we end up in a financial crisis. From natural disasters, large-scale pay system errors, illnesses, or sweeping layoffs, Canadians can face major financial emergencies, leaving them suddenly without steady pay or on the hook for significant expenses.

How to Find the Money to Pay Off Debts – Try a No Spend Challenge

If you’re looking to find the money to pay off debt quickly, or even jump start your savings fund, taking on a No Spend Challenge is a great tactic to curb your spending.