How to Make a Budget When You’re In Debt

How to Make a Budget When You’re In Debt

For this post, we’ve teamed up with our partners at Fairstone  Everyone can benefit from a budget, especially individuals who are trying to pay down debt. A budget is an important part of your overall plan to get out of debt and can help you stay debt-free in the future. … Read More


How Car Loans, Student Debt, and Credit Card Balances Impact Mortgage Affordability

How Car Loans, Student Debt, and Credit Card Balances Impact Mortgage Affordability

By: Zoocasa Extremely few Canadians pay for their house in cash — almost all of us will be forced to borrow in order to buy a property. In 2016, mortgages accounted for 80.7% of the total debt carried by Canadian families, up from 77.4% in 1999, according to… Read More


Bill-134, Higher Minimum Payments and Increased Emphasis on Debt-to-Income Ratios

Bill-134, Higher Minimum Payments and Increased Emphasis on Debt-to-Income Ratios

As a consumer, you deserve the right to know exactly what you’re agreeing to when you sign a contract with a lender or merchant. After all, it’s your hard-earned money that we’re talking about, and when you make a decision to make a large purchase or take out a loan,… Read More


Debt Repayment Habits That Can Help Rebuild Your Credit

Debt Repayment Habits That Can Help Rebuild Your Credit

For this blog, we’ve teamed up with our partners at Fairstone The money management and spending habits that can get us into debt can also hurt our credit score. But luckily, there are some simple debt repayment habits that can help you pay off your debt and rebuild your credit… Read More


How Debt Consolidation Can Help You Rebuild Credit

How Debt Consolidation Can Help You Rebuild Credit

For this blog, we’ve teamed up with our partners at Fairstone. The main benefits of a debt consolidation loan? It makes debt repayment easier and helps pay down debt faster. But, a debt consolidation loan can also help rebuild your credit over time.  Our partners at Fairstone explain how a… Read More


Why Canadian Bankruptcies Are On The Rise

Why Canadian Bankruptcies Are On The Rise

It is no secret that the cost of living in Canada is expensive, especially in cities. But, what’s more of a secret is the debt Canadians are accumulating to help them afford the cost of living. In fact, debt has become such a prevalent issue in Canada that the insolvency… Read More


How to Manage Debt: Credit Cards, Mortgages, and Beyond

How to Manage Debt: Credit Cards, Mortgages, and Beyond

Debt can come from a variety of sources, mortgages, car loans, and credit cards just to name a few. Regardless of where your debt comes from, it’s an immense burden to carry around and paying it down, while very freeing, sadly can take quite some time. Managing debt typically requires… Read More


8 Simple Strategies To Get Out of Debt

8 Simple Strategies To Get Out of Debt

Canadians (both young and old) are carrying more debt than ever before with recent data showing that the average household owes $1.70 for every $1 of income. The numbers are not encouraging especially when you consider that the average non-mortgage debt stands at $29,312 per person, including $4,154… Read More


Everything You Need to Know About Bankruptcy Court in Canada

Everything You Need to Know About Bankruptcy Court in Canada

When consumers find themselves in a dire financial situation that has caused them to be unable to pay their debts, they may have exhausted many options to alleviate their mounting debt issues. But when all options have failed, bankruptcy is typically the last resort. With bankruptcy, your debts would… Read More


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