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Joint Bank Accounts – What You Need to Know

By on August 25, 2020

Convenient access to pooled resources, higher savings, expense tracking, and successful budgeting have never been easier with joint bank accounts. In addition to these perks, a joint bank account earns more interest since it carries a higher average daily account balance, promoting healthier credit. However, for every advantage comes risk and complication. Before opening a…

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Everything You Need to Know About Online Instalment Loans

By on August 21, 2020

Online instalment loans are a highly popular loan option for people who need to borrow fast cash. It differs from other types of loans because the borrower has to repay what he or she owes in regularly scheduled instalments over a predetermined term. Each payment the borrower makes goes to repay a portion of the…

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Tips for Lowering Credit Utilization Ratio

Tips for Lowering Credit Utilization Ratio  

By on August 19, 2020

When lowering credit utilization ratio, it’s key to improving credit. However, you should watch out the credit utilization on your credit card and line of credit because high credit utilization might drag down your credit score. Credit card interest rates also go up when you have a high credit utilization. Since credit utilization has a…

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Mortgage Stress Test Falling

Mortgage Stress Test Falling

By on August 17, 2020

The mortgage stress test rate has fallen once again. This is the third time since Covid-19 started. In this article we’ll look at what the mortgage stress test is, why does it matter and what the lower stress test rates means for you if you’re thinking of buying a home or your mortgage is coming…

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Pros and Cons of Debt Consolidation

By on August 14, 2020

Understanding the pros and cons of debt consolidation is pivotal when reviewing your options. It’s indeed a tough situation to get saddled with debts. There’s always the anxiety every time the repayment schedule is coming. If you fail to make payments on time, there’s the chance of getting a low credit score that can mess…

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ChildCare Subsidy for Canadian Parents

By on August 11, 2020

In this article we’ll review what a childcare subsidy is and how it works. Figuring out how the child care subsidies work in your province isn’t always easy. The rules can be confusing and difficult to interpret. That’s why we’ve done our best to outline the child care subsidies available in some of the provinces throughout…

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Capping Interest and Fees on Payday Loans

Capping Interest and Fees on Payday Loans

By on August 6, 2020

Do you rely on payday loans? The Coronavirus pandemic has been tough for a lot of Canadians, especially the most vulnerable. If you don’t qualify for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), you could find yourself relying on payday loans to survive. In this article we’ll look at what are payday loans. We’ll also look…

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How COVID Affects Your Credit Score

By Joe Torraca on August 4, 2020

COVID affects your credit score clearly if you depend on it during the pandemic without a job. The majority of Canada is in phase three of the reopening of the economy in the midst of COVID-19 (coronavirus). With large parts of the economy opening up, we’re getting back to normal. That being said, there are…

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The Lowest Debt Consolidation Rates You Can Find

By on July 29, 2020

The lowest debt consolidation rates in history may be available right now. Do you have multiple balances on credit cards or loans at high-interest rates? You could be saving yourself money and freeing up your cash flow by consolidating your debts. Consolidating your debts has never made more sense than it has right now at…

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Start Your Retirement Savings Plan Today

By on July 23, 2020

The younger you are, the harder it can be to imagine what retirement is going to look like. For some, retirement age is 40 or more years away. The earlier you start retirement savings, the more likely you are to have a successful retirement. It can be filled with all the things you want to…

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