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Understanding Compound Interest and the Potential Damage

By on September 30, 2020

Understanding compound interest and the risks of unpaid debt is essential if you owe money. Accumulated interest can cause you to pay much more than the initial cost. Sometimes, interest is compounded monthly. Other times, the frequency of compounding can vary and make your debt grow faster. If you feel overwhelmed by your credit card…

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When Does Debt Consolidation Go Wrong?

By on September 23, 2020

Individuals considering debt relief often ask “When does debt consolidation go wrong?” People who are burdened with multiple debts often resort to getting a debt consolidation loan to solve their financial struggles. This approach is believed to give you relief since you’ll merge your debts into a single manageable payment, and it can lower the…

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What is Insolvency?

By Sean on September 21, 2020

Insolvency is a financial state where you’re unable to meet your debts as they come due. When used as a commercial term, it means that your business is unable to pay off its debts. It is typically defined in two separate ways: cash flow insolvency and balance sheet insolvency. Let’s look at both now. Cash…

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Negotiate Lower Interest Rates to Speed Up Debt Payoff

By on September 21, 2020

Knowing how to negotiate lower interest rates on your debt successfully is an asset. However, paying off debt can be difficult. It often requires months of persistence, making payments on time, strict budgeting, and frugality. It’s not a fun experience. If having better personal finance is one of your goals, learning to negotiate lower interest rates…

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Is debt settlement right for me? Consider this…

By on September 15, 2020

Asking “Is debt settlement right for me?” might not be the right question. There are some considerations to keep in mind when you seek debt relief. For anyone struggling to pay their credit card debt and bills, the stress can be overwhelming. In many cases, the debt continues to climb, despite making payments despite making…

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What You Need to Know After A Consumer Proposal 

By on September 9, 2020

For people who have debt problems, one of the best debt solutions to escape such a predicament is to file a consumer proposal. In the first quarter of 2019, the number of consumer insolvency filings reached 32,000. Despite this high number of filings, there are still folks out there who don’t know about consumer proposals….

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6 Signs You Need Credit Counselling

By on September 7, 2020

The signs you need credit counselling can be quite prominent. Experiencing financial trouble in your life is indeed a pain in the neck. Many people around the world are saddled with debt. In the United States alone, there are 76 million people who are struggling with their finances. And, of course, you can find plenty…

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What to Do When Struggling to Pay Your Debt Management Program

By Joe Torraca on September 3, 2020

Struggling to pay your debt management program isn’t a typical issue of the plan. Taking out loans or using credit cards can be a good way to cover essential purchases. However, multiple debts can put you in financial ruin. It’s not easy, but there are solutions to this problem. One of the best debt-relief options…

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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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