Amanda Reaume, Author at Debt.ca

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How to Become Debt Free Before Getting Married

By Amanda Reaume on March 16, 2018

Are you planning on getting married, but worried about how the credit card debt, auto loans, or student loan debt you or your partner currently carry will affect your relationship? It’s no secret that money is one of the things that couples fight about most. According to a study by Money Magazine, 70% of couples…

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Interest Rates Are Rising – Now is the Time to Get Out of Debt

By Amanda Reaume on March 5, 2018

Got credit card debt? How about personal loans, home equity lines of credit, or auto loans? If you do, the cost of servicing your debt may increase in 2018. Bank of Canada has already increased interest rates to 1.25 in January, up from 1 percent. This might not seem like a huge jump until you…

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Which Type of Debt Should You Repay First?

By Amanda Reaume on March 23, 2017

Some people feel very anxious when they’re in debt and want to pay it off as soon as possible. But if you have a lot of debt or if you have many different types of debt, then you might be confused as to which debt you should pay off first. The first thing that you…

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Things You Should Always Buy at a Dollar Store

By Amanda Reaume on December 15, 2016

Dollar stores are great places for thrifty shoppers, but anyone who has ever used a dollar store cotton swab knows that there are just some things that you shouldn’t buy there. So, what should you buy at a dollar store? As someone who has saved hundreds, if not thousands of dollars by shopping at dollar stores over the…

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How Parents’ Debt Affects Children

By Amanda Reaume on November 15, 2016

While they might not always show it, children are incredibly sensitive to everything going on in their parents’ lives. It’s therefore not surprising that the stress that a family experiences from dealing with debt could have an impact on kids. A recent study by Lawrence M. Berger of the Institute of Research on Poverty at…

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Lifestyle Inflation: A Wake Up Call

By Amanda Reaume on June 25, 2016

When you get a raise at work, do you immediately think about what you’ll buy with the extra money? When you find out that you’ll be getting an income tax refund, do you plan a trip or a special outing? If it seems that no matter how much money you make you have a hard…

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Should You Rent Your House Out On Airbnb?

By Amanda Reaume on May 20, 2016

With Airbnb growing in popularity, many people are wondering whether they could make extra money by renting their homes out on the site. Maybe one of your neighbours or friends are doing it. Or maybe you’ve stayed at an Airbnb listing while travelling. Whatever the reason, for those who are considering the prospect there are…

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