Articles About Credit Scores

Why Do You Need a Budget?

Do you receive income monthly but find yourself spending much more than you make? Or do you have no idea about how your money disappears every month? One of the ways to fix this is by creating a budget and sticking with it. It already sounds difficult, but there’s a way to create a budget that doesn’t cause you to change all your habits overnight. Before we look into that, let’s see the reasons why you need to create a budget that works for you.

How do real estate commissions work in Canada?

Real estate commissions are paid to real estate agents who are responsible for listing the property or representing the buyer in the transaction. Depending on how a transaction is executed, the commission may be split between the seller and buyer.

Reviewing Top Financial Apps for Budgeting in 2021

While it is tough to find the time, let alone the motivation to budget, some apps have been curated to address all the basic budgeting needs. Tired of wondering where your hard-earned money is going? You need a budgeting app.

How to protect yourself from online financial fraud

As consumers turn to the internet for online shopping, video conferencing, and managing transactions online, there is a high possibility of falling victim to cybercrime. Luckily, you can protect yourself from online fraud by taking certain actions.

How to get relief from debt and improve your credit

When debt is incurred, you are essentially borrowing money from your future income and therefore reducing your future standard of living. By minimizing the amount of debt that you owe, you will be better able to save for the future and will ensure that you are able to provide all of the necessities for both yourself and your family.

How to Establish a Good Business Credit Score in Canada

How to Build Your Business Credit in Canada

Learn how business credit is determined, what you’ll use it for and how you can make sure your score puts you on the right footing with prospective business loan lenders.

Resources to Help Canadians Through The Economic Fallout Of COVID-19

It’s only been a few weeks since Canada’s first confirmed case of coronavirus, and just about everyone is feeling the effects of the global pandemic in one way or another. Even those fortunate enough not to contract the virus are getting accustomed to social distancing, mass closures and is bracing for difficult economic times ahead....
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.

What is a Good Credit Score in Canada for a Mortgage?

If you are in the market for a property, one of the determining factors to get approved for a mortgage is a credit score. Sure, you need a down payment, and income but a credit score shows lenders how you manage credit. Without an acceptable credit score, getting a mortgage will prove to be a challenge. Here’s what you need to know about your credit score in order to get approved for a mortgage in Canada.

How to Improve Your Credit Score in Canada

How to Improve Your Credit Score: Step by Step Guide

Every Canadian has a credit score, but most of us have a pretty foggy understanding of what they mean and how they work. Despite this veil of secrecy, there are a number of simple best practices you can employ to improve your credit score over time. If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to a stable financial future!

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