Articles by: Sheila Kay

Personal vs. Business Credit Scores in Canada

Personal vs. Business Credit Scores

A good credit profile makes a huge difference in the financial success of any business. How a business maintains its credit is reported to credit bureaus just like personal credit. Likewise, this information is used to create a numeric business credit score, which lenders use as an indicator of creditworthiness. A solid score also builds...
Common Credit Card Questions & Answers

Answers to the Top 10 Credit Card Questions

A credit card is a financial tool that can benefit the user’s financial profile if used properly. The decision to use credit cards or not is based upon a multitude of factors that are unique to the individual. But many people have unanswered questions that prevent them from applying for a credit card.

Mortgage Points Information for New Buyers

Mortgage Points Information for New Buyers

Holding the keys to that first home is a milestone event in the life of an adult. New home buyers can become so caught up in getting a new residence that they miss the implications of important fine details of financing a mortgage. For instance, the impact of mortgage points on their loan may get...
Where to Turn for a Free Financial Advice

Where to Turn for Financial Advice

Sound financial advice is an important piece of the puzzle in successful money and asset management. Accurate information from a trusted source is a priceless commodity for achieving desired financial goals.

Buying a Home With Bad Credit: Tales of Success

If a home loan is not approved on the first try, it pays to apply with another creditor that will be open to saying yes. There are countless lenders that offer mortgages specifically for buyers with bruised credit or other financial situations. All borrowers should know their credit score in advance so they have an idea of their chances for approval.

How to Avoid Loan Scams

How to Avoid Loan Scams in Canada 2020?

One reason that fraudsters have a high rate of success is because they are able to rush people into making decisions. Scammers usually run a con so fast that the victim doesn’t have time to think or ask questions. However, it is possible to reduce the chances of becoming a victim to an imposter scam with advance knowledge about how they work.

Negotiating Credit Card Terms

Negotiating Better Credit Card Terms

Stiff competition among lenders has made negotiating better credit card terms much easier. Many cardholders do not approach their issuer to ask for a credit limit increase, fee waiver, or lower interest because they assume the terms they agreed to can never be changed. However, there is room for renegotiation. Most banks are willing to change credit card terms, but the only way to know for sure is to ask.

Differences Between Personal and Business Credit Scores

Anatomy of a Credit Score

Why is pulling a credit report the first thing lenders do when an application is filed? The credit score is one method used to measure a consumer’s creditworthiness. Credit scores range from 300 to 850. Credit reporting agencies don’t pull these numbers out of thin air. There are several financial factors that, once analyzed, are...
The Emotional Effects of Debt

How Debt Can Affect Mental Health

Every adult on the planet carries some degree of debt during their lifetime. In fact, the normal rite of passage for young people is to get credit cards or student loan debt as soon as that first paycheck is earned. As time passes, mortgages, auto loans and other types of credit is added to the pile of money owed to creditors. However, there is a possibility that debt can affect mental health when finances get out of control.

How to get a business credit card?

How to Get a Business Credit Card

Small business owners just starting out may think a company credit card is unnecessary. But even new companies can receive benefits and perks, along with expense management, to help the business to grow. Over time, building good business credit becomes a calling card to opportunities that produce the leverage needed to advance a small business into a thriving empire.

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