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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.

What Does It Mean to Set SMART Financial Goals?

Whether your aim is to pay off your credit card debt, save for retirement, or work on another money goal, learning how to set SMART financial goals can ensure you achieve your objectives.

3 Strategies to Manage Money as a Couple with Debt or Income Disparity

Managing money as a couple can be tricky to sort out with two incomes and two financial situations merging. While you’re trying to manage money jointly, there could be major disparities in pay, previous debt loads and differences in budget and lifestyle expenses.

3 Smart Money Management Tips Revealed Through Winter Storms

Winter has hit really hard this year, but unpleasant as it has been at times, there are a number of money management tips you can learn if you take a step back to look at the big picture.

Christmas Bills and Holiday Debt Hangover, What Can You Do?

For many Canadians it’s “that” time, to face the monumental task of dealing with the Christmas bills and holiday debt hangover, now that the Christmas tree has been taken down and the decorations put away. This can be a very stressful for time and cause a lot of money worries.

Don’t Let Blue Monday 2019 Drag You Down

Blue Monday 2019 pops up in the already tough month of January. The holidays are done, the decorations are in storage, we’re in the middle of winter, and depending on where you live in Canada, you may have at least 3-4 months left of the white stuff.

Interest Rate Hikes Aren't All Doom & Gloom for Consumers

While interest rate increases may not be welcome news to everyone in younger stages of life, consumers as a whole and our economy in general benefit when historical average interest rates exist in the marketplace. Here are five good reasons why interest rate hikes are not all doom and gloom for consumers.

Is Fear Holding You Back from Consolidating Your Debt?

If fear, hesitancy, or just not knowing what to do is holding your back from consolidating your debt, we’ll help you move past all this with the 5 things you need to do to get this ball rolling and start saving some serious money on interest payments.

Kick Start Your Debt Repayment with a Cash Only Diet

Personal finance experts swear by a cash-only diet to kick start challenging goals. It’s often recommended because it force you to do two important things…

5 Step Plan to Escape Payday Loans Cycle

If you're tired of always borrowing from payday loan companies, have multiple payday loans, and want to know how to get rid of payday loan debt, we'll show you how in 5 practical steps…