Rubina Ahmed-Haq, Author at Debt.ca

Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on May 23, 2019

If you’ve recently applied for credit, the lender most likely asked permission to obtain your credit report and credit score. This is standard practice. But as it was for me the first time I went to buy a house, borrowers can be surprised with what their credit score is and how bad spending habits have…

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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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The best budgeting tools for entrepreneurs

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on April 30, 2019

Being an entrepreneur is a tough job. It often means long hours of putting in the grunt work to get your business off the ground. In many cases, you wear several hats, learn to manage employees and gain skills as you go along. One way to protect your business is to have, from the beginning,…

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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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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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