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Trash to Cash

Find Relief from Debt by Turning Trash into Cash

By Debt.ca on May 16, 2022

As the saying goes, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Are you on a mission to get out of debt? Maybe you’re already budgeting and working extra hours, but still looking for some extra cash: That extra cash might just be closer than you think. Look around your home for things just lying around…

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How to Negotiate a Higher Starting Salary

By Debt.ca on May 10, 2022

If you’ve started a new job search, you are in one of the most powerful and important negotiating positions you’ll ever be in. Starting salaries are the foundation for the rest of your earnings while working for a company. Starting too low can add up to a lot of missed potential earnings. That’s why taking…

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Borrowing Against Equity in your Home

By Debt.ca on April 27, 2022

Home equity is at an all-time high. Over the last couple of years, real estate prices have soared, sometimes as much as 30% compared to the previous year. The high prices have filled homeowner pockets with an unexpected cash influx by way of increased home equity. The caveat is, that windfall is all locked up…

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What is the Home Buyers’ Plan?

By Debt.ca on April 19, 2022

It’s no secret that housing is a hot commodity in Canada. The housing market was booming even before the pandemic took it to record levels. For many, this leap in prices has pushed pause on their plans to make the move into homeownership. The Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) is one way the government is helping…

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Fraud Prevention Month – Protecting Your Assets and Personal Information

By Debt.ca on February 21, 2022

Many Canadians fall victim to scams and fraudulent activities. In 2021, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) recorded more than 106,000 reports of fraud from Canadian citizens, with an estimated $380 million of financial loss reported by 67,533 actual victims. Criminals who carry out frauds and scams will do everything they could to steal your money….

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Why Your Credit Score Matters in Retirement

By Debt.ca on February 14, 2022

Finally, retirement. Time to put your feet up, relax, and live off the money you’ve spent your life-saving. For many, especially those reliant on social security, this situation couldn’t be further from the truth. In an ideal world, you’d never have to worry about your credit score in your retirement years. Still, thousands of retirees…

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Is It Better to Invest in RRSP or TFSA?

By Debt.ca on February 8, 2022

Is it “better to invest in RRSP or TFSA?” that is the question. Even William Shakespeare had a hard time with this one. One of the most common investment questions Canadians also ask is: “Is it better to invest in an RRSP or TFSA?” The RRSP and TFSA both have benefits, but as with all…

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Why Insurance Companies Check Your Credit Score

By Debt.ca on February 7, 2022

If you’re buying a house, car, or taking out a loan, you’d naturally expect a credit score check to be a part of the process. Many people are shocked when insurance companies ask to perform a credit check when putting together insurance quotes, whether for car or home insurance. There is a reason that insurance…

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Earning Money As A Teenager

By Debt.ca on January 24, 2022

A lot of people see earning money in a negative light. That’s because many of us grew up with almost nothing in the way of education about money. We modelled our parents and eventually either continued to copy their behaviour or ended up doing the exact opposite. If you have teens, you have the perfect…

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What To Do With A Financial Windfall

By Debt.ca on January 14, 2022

Most of us aren’t so lucky that we acquire a financial windfall very often. Any unexpected amount of money you get presents a bevy of opportunities. Often, our instinct is to take a piece of that unexpected financial bonus and use it towards an item we’ve been wanting. There’s nothing wrong with feeling that way,…

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