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Debt Help Blog - Bankruptcy, Budgeting, Credit Counselling & More

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.

The Early Warning Signs of Financial Problems

It's always surprising how so many people seem to be doing fine with their finances and then within a fairly short amount of time they encounter serious financial difficulties…

Getting Rid of Debt - Best Ways and If You Need Help

Credit cards, car loans, consolidation loans, and bills – does it feel like all you ever do is make payments? We’re happy to help you find the best way to get rid of your debt…

Paying Off Debt Tips - 3 Things to Avoid

If you're looking for tips on paying off debt, below are 3 often-overlooked spending tips that can save you money and help you get out of debt more quickly…

How to Read Your Credit Report

If you’re looking at a credit report for the first time it can be quite intimidating. Your credit report may be a single document but it holds a lot of power in your life…

Plan for Christmas and Beyond

Tis the season isn’t it? My husband and I have moved to Ontario from British Columbia and I feel as though the Christmas spirit has come a little early (likely because so has the cold weather)…

How to Rebuild Credit in Canada

Your credit score is your ticket to qualifying for a loan, securing a credit card or locking in a good interest rate on a mortgage. While your credit score is just a number…

What You Need to Know Before You Shop on Black Friday

Are you searching online for Black Friday deals? Or checking out Black Friday sale items in your local flyers? Whether you’re shopping in Canada or heading south across the border to shop…

Best Location for a Debt Consolidation Loan in Ontario

Searching for best location for a debt consolidation loan in Ontario? Here is a quick guide ranking options and highlighting major pros and cons...

How To Pay Off Credit Cards as Quickly as Possible

Looking to pay off credit cards on your own and get out of debt? Here’s a quick, down and dirty run through of two credit card payoff strategies to help pay off debt as quickly as possible…