Rubina Ahmed-Haq, Author at Debt.ca

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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Start Your Retirement Savings Plan Today

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 23, 2019

The younger you are, the harder it can be to imagine what retirement is going to look like. For some, that major life event is 40 or more years away. The reality is this: the earlier you start retirement savings, the more likely you are to have a successful retirement, one that’s filled with all…

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Discover the best budgeting apps for Canadians

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 18, 2019

Technology can be a force for good when it comes to budgeting and saving. Canadians like you who want to spend money wisely can use apps to keep you on track. With the power of budgeting in the palm of your hand, there’s no excuse for being unable to keep your finances in line. Here…

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Everything you need to know about the CRA Biz App

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 11, 2019

If you’re a small business owner or sole proprietor in Canada and have a My Business Account, you can use your login information to access the CRA BizApp. It’s a mobile application that offers secure access to make payments, view accounting transactions and help you keep track of upcoming payments and remittance. According to Canada.ca the application…

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Get Your Personal Finances on Track

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 9, 2019

Getting your personal financial house in order takes time and guts. You must put effort into setting up a system that will work for you, and come to terms with all the debt you’re carrying and your poor money habits. Studies show that money is one of the biggest stressors in our lives. A recent…

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Self-Employed and Small Business Taxes 101

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 2, 2019

Tax time can be stressful in the best of situations.  For Canadians running their own businesses, this time of year can be especially daunting. Dealing with different sources of income, managing business expenses, claiming GST/HST and possibly dealing with a tax bill to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in April: all of this can be…

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Understand If a Debt Settlement is the Right Solution for You

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on June 7, 2018

For anyone struggling to pay their month-to-month bills and service their debt, the stress can be overwhelming. In many cases the debt continues to climb, despite making payments, because you’re expenses keep rising. The strain of this can be devastating; studies show Canadians are increasingly worried about their financial situation. Many aren’t sure how they…

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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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CRA Tax Tips to Get Your Return Done on Time

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 2, 2018

It’s that time of year again when Canadians start scrambling, to get their tax return completed before the deadline to avoid a penalty. This year that date is April 30th, 2018. But don’t worry there is still plenty of time to get your tax return completed and sent off the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). There…

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Top Tips for First Time Home Buyers

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 26, 2017

This is the busiest time for real estate transactions in Canada. If you’re out shopping for a home it’s easy to get caught up and spend more than you wanted too. For first time homebuyers, it can be an overwhelming experience. Before setting out to buy your first home here are a few ways you…

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