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Incremental Budgeting: Gaining Capital Over Time

By Sean on April 16, 2019

Incremental budgeting is a budget type where you add a specific amount of capital to a previous quarter’s or period’s budget to permit slight increases. This method is mostly used as budgeting for businesses. Although this budget method is simple (much simpler than activity-based budgeting), most financial professionals won’t recommend it. The main reason is…

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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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Zero-Based Budgeting: Every Dollar Matters

By Sean on April 4, 2019

Zero-based budgeting is when you allocate every dollar of your monthly income for budgeting purposes. In other words, your income minus expenses should be equal to zero. To do that, you need to ensure your monthly expenses match your monthly income, and that every dollar is being given a purpose. Here’s an important distinction: A…

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Disability Tax Credit

By Sean on March 25, 2019

The disability tax credit (DTC) is a tax credit to help lessen the tax burden of those with a disability and their supporting person. In this article we’ll look at who is eligible for the DTC and what happens after you send in Form T2201, among other things. What is the disability tax credit? The…

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Negotiate Lower Interest Rates While Paying Off Debt

By Jordann Brown on April 9, 2018

Paying off debt is hard work. It often requires months of persistence, strict budgeting, and frugality. It’s not a fun experience, which is why so few Canadians are debt free. If you don’t love the idea of living frugally while paying off debt, you should look into ways to pay it off faster. Most of…

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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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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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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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How Diversifying Your Transportation Habits Can Save You Thousands

By Jordann Brown on April 17, 2017

If you grew up with two cars in your parents’ driveway, you’re not alone. Like most Canadians, the generation before us spent thousands of dollars per year maintaining their vehicles, fueling them up and paying for them through car loans. For our parents, cars were a sign of freedom, mobility, and independence. Fast forward 20…

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