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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.

5 Reasons Why Declaring Bankruptcy May Not Be Right for You

Despite it crossing your mind when you’re in financial trouble, filing bankruptcy may not be the right solution for you.

What Is the Bankruptcy Process in Canada?

What is the bankruptcy process in Canada and is it a viable solution for your debt problems? When you’re struggling to pay off your debts and you’re inundated with collection calls and letters, easing your money worries and debt-related stress is top of mind.

How Credit Card Cash Advances Work & What to Do Instead

While cash advances might feel like an easy solution to your financial woes, they’re an expensive Band-Aid solution that could snowball into more problems.

What To Do When Your Financial Goals Feel Unrealistic

Working towards your financial goals is a great, proactive move, but if goals are unrealistic, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment and veering off track.

7 Things That Are Not On Your Credit Report

Your credit report is a snapshot of your financial situation at a single point in time. Your credit history report lists your current credit accounts, how you’re managing your debts, and how often you’re making credit inquiries. But what is not on your credit report?

What is a Debt Management Program (DMP) and Will It Work for Me?

If you’re struggling to manage several credit cards with different due dates, a Debt Management Program (DMP) may be an ideal solution to help you stay organized and out of the red.

What Is the Best Way to Handle Credit Card Debt and Debt Repayment?

Do you want to know the steps for the best way to handle credit card debt and debt repayment? Paying off credit card debt is one of the biggest financial hurdles Canadian consumers grapple with.

Money Management Basics: Top Tips for How to Manage Your Money

From paying off debt to creating an emergency fund and getting savings in the bank, your financial fate hinges on key money management basics. Getting familiar with the fundamentals of how to manage money lays the groundwork to achieving your financial goals.

5 Myths About Debt Payments – Fact versus Fiction

Applying for a credit card or loan is the easy part; using credit wisely can be much harder. Managing debt payments is crucial to using credit. Myths around how much to borrow, how much to pay, when to pay it, and what to do if you can’t afford to pay abound. Here are 5 myths; can you tell fact from fiction?