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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.

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Events like Iceland Volcano

How do you protect your finances from emergencies, such as a natural disaster like the Iceland volcanic eruption? To learn more...

Does Credit Score Fall Every Time Someone Checks It?

Has anyone ever told you that every time someone checks your credit, it lowers your credit score? While there is some truth to this claim, there are some exceptions...

Rising Interest Rates Could Double Mortgage Payments

Canadians have gotten use to low interest rates—they are almost viewed as normal. But how “normal” are they? Most people are vaguely aware of the extremes…

What to Do If You Dread Filing Taxes

Tempting as it may be, procrastinating to file your taxes will only make it worse. Filing late might mean that with interest and penalties, your balance owing is only that much more painful…

The 7 Smartest Things You Can Do for Your Finances

Have you ever wondered what the best things are that you can do for your financial future? Here is our list of the 7 smartest things anyone can do for their finances…

Rising Mortgage Rates will be Difficult for Many Canadians

With mortgage rate increases this week, more Canadians will find it challenging—if not impossible—to balance their household budget. Make some choices about prioritizing first...

One of the Biggest Retirement Mistakes

Without a plan to reduce your debt level, your debts, unfortunately, may not face retirement at the same time you do…

Should You Keep Financial Secrets?

The impact of financial secrets can be devastating and far-reaching. Some examples include but are not limited to your ability to buy a vehicle, rent a home where credit checks are performed...

Don't Turn Your Bad Hair Day into a Budget Holiday!

Just because you're having a bad hair day doesn't mean you have to take a budget holiday! Get back to basics with a budget and plan to pay off debt.