Rubina Ahmed-Haq, Author at Debt.ca

Self-employment tax paper

Self-Employed Taxes for Small Business Owners

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on March 30, 2020

If you have to file self-employed taxes this year, you may be confused with how they differ from personal taxes. Income tax season is already complicated enough. Not only do you have to file your tax return, but you must also submit the tax return for your business. Filing taxes for both may feel overwhelming,…

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Understanding your credit score

Understanding your Credit Score

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on July 23, 2019

Take steps to understand what your credit score means, what a high credit score enables you to do, and what a low credit score prevents you from doing.

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There are options to getting a loan, even if you have bad credit

Getting a Loan if You Have Bad Credit

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on July 19, 2019

If you’re getting your life back on track and want to get a loan, sometimes history can bite you. Here’s how to go about getting a loan with a bad history.

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Avalanche

Pay Down Debt with the Avalanche Method

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on May 30, 2019

Learn about the avalanche method, one of the most effective techniques for paying down debt from one or more sources and interest rates.

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What is the Snowball Method to Paying Down Debt?

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on May 29, 2019

Learn about the snowball method, one of the most effective techniques to paying off different kinds of debt with different interest rates.

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What is National Patriots’ Day?

What is National Patriots’ Day?

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on May 14, 2019

If you live in the province of Quebec, you most likely celebrate National Patriots’ Day. The annual holiday falls on the Monday before May 25th. It is a statutory holiday that many Canadians outside of Quebec may not be aware of. National Patriots’ Day coincides with the Victoria Day holiday that is observed in the…

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Apple Card: Apple wants to make it even easier to charge

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on May 7, 2019

Digital shopping is great for convenience, but for those who tend to shop too much, Apple Card can be a dangerous tool in the palm of their hand. Here is what we know about Apple Card, digital wallets and the dangers of over shopping.

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When buying a car, does leasing or financing make the most sense?

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 25, 2019

Buying a car is an expensive proposition. You want to do your research and make sure the vehicle you’re purchasing is best for your needs.  The decisions don’t stop there, though. Once you’ve chosen the car that best suits your lifestyle and budget, you must decide how you’re going to pay for it.  There are…

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Discover the best budgeting apps for Canadians

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 18, 2019

If you want to learn about the best budgeting apps available, now is a perfect time. Canada is moving towards an increasingly cashless society. Eighty-five percent of Canadians don’t pay with cash regularly. While there are many benefits to a cashless society – safety, convenience and reward points, restraint of spending isn’t one of them….

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Dealing With Debt: The Avalanche vs Debt Snowball

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 5, 2018

Face it, when it comes to debt, no matter how big or small, it can be a major source of anxiety for Canadians.  Paying debt off is a priority for most people but many worry how they will do it. According to the most recent MNP Consumer Debt Index, Canadians are increasingly worried about their…

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