Rubina Ahmed-Haq, Author at Debt.ca

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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Your easy guide to understanding RRSPs

By Rubina Ahmed-Haq on July 22, 2019

Learn all about Registered Retirement Savings Plans, or RRSPs, one of the best ways Canadians can invest money from their own paycheck toward retirement.

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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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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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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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