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8 Mistakes First Time Credit Card Users Make That Can Get You Into Credit Trouble

8 Mistakes First Time Credit Card Users Make That Can Get You Into Credit Trouble

Whether you’re getting your first credit card at age 18 or 28, it’s an exciting time! All of a sudden you can make online purchases, you can buy now and pay later, and you can start building your credit score! A credit card is one of the best… Read More


Financing for Indigenous Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Financing for Indigenous Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Are you an Indigenous entrepreneur? Do you own a business that operates within the Indigenous community? Are you looking for the right funding, but would prefer to work with a specialized lender that understands the specific concerns or issues you may have? We have some… Read More


How to Put Your Finances First as an Adult Living With Your Parents

How to Put Your Finances First as an Adult Living With Your Parents

Buying a house and even renting an apartment can be super expensive these days, especially if you live in certain cities in Canada. Take Toronto, for example, where the average home price is a whopping $824,336, and rent is still pretty steep at $2,550 for a 2-bedroom unit. Read More


What is a Credit Builder Account?

What is a Credit Builder Account?

With bad or little to no credit history getting a loan may seem impossible. A Credit Builder Account is designed to help you boost your credit score which makes approval for loans, mortgages and credit cards, more likely. A Credit Builder Account (also known as… Read More


Is Your Credit Report Scaring Away Lenders?

Is Your Credit Report Scaring Away Lenders?

You’ve always paid your bills on time and never missed any payments, yet you’re still struggling to get approved for a loan or credit card, how can that be? Your credit report contains a lot of obvious information, such as your ability to pay your bills on time,… Read More


6 Tips To Help You Stay In Control Of Your Loan

6 Tips To Help You Stay In Control Of Your Loan

Sponsored by For this blog, we’ve teamed up with our partners at Fairstone. Borrowing money is a big decision. Whether you’re using a loan to cover an unexpected expense, consolidate debt or another reason entirely, you want to be sure you can stay on top… Read More


What Will Happen To My House After I File For Bankruptcy?

What Will Happen To My House After I File For Bankruptcy?

Your home is probably one of the most valuable investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Not only that, if you have a house, you’ve probably become attached to it and comfortable with your lifestyle there. If you’re going through a bankruptcy, it is likely that… Read More


The Surprising Perks of Having a Good Credit Score

The Surprising Perks of Having a Good Credit Score

It’s not exactly a secret that having a good credit score is much more advantageous than having a poor score. But do you know exactly why? Canadians are encouraged to check their credit once a year to keep an eye on their credit score and any… Read More


Do You Bank Online? Are You Sure Your Computer is Safe?

Do You Bank Online? Are You Sure Your Computer is Safe?

In collaboration with our partner FixMeStick. Do you use online banking? Do you think you’re secure because you already have an antivirus program? Think again. Consider the seatbelt and airbag in your car – they both work in conjunction to keep you safe, one without the other could… Read More



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