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Ways to Get Out of Debt Faster

How to Get Out of Debt in 7 Steps

Debt can be crippling. Perhaps you are sick of being burdened by credit card balances. Maybe everyday expenses have become overwhelming. Whatever your reason, debt repayment is possible even if challenging. It also is quite rewarding. With debts increasing every day and Canadians everywhere facing this problem, we’re here to provide some insightful information for getting out of debt smoothly, swiftly and safely.

Bartering; the future of small business lending, and giving, according to BarterPay.

“We’ve taken it from a one-to-one bartering concept to a one-to-many, and we do all the work,” says Porter. “It’s solving this problem for businesses, turning what we call ‘business waste’ into value.

How to Set Good Financial Goals

How to Set Your Financial Goals for 2020

The end of the year is a great time to do some reflection and clean up your finances to prepare for the new year. We’re wrapping up a decade, and the future is bright. You’re wiser, smarter, and older. 2020 can be full of possibilities if you plan for them! Here are a few ways to get clear on your goals and set up your finances for the new year.

Best Budgeting Apps for 2020

The 9 Best Budgeting Apps for 2020

Whether it’s goal setting for 2020 or budgeting wisely with a new decade, the undertaking can be incredibly daunting. Luckily, help is available at your fingertips. With an abundance of apps at your disposal, we’ve completed the hard work by narrowing down to the best nine apps currently available. These apps not only simplify the budgeting process, but immensely aid those who need a knowledgeable, guiding hand.

7 Financial Tips New Parents Can Use to Stay Ahead

Having a baby can change your world, literally! It’s not just about welcoming a newborn to your family, but a baby comes with both financial and time-bound commitments. A lot of couples feel the financial stress of becoming new parents. Here is a list of some of the most useful financial tips for new parents. Let’s get started!

Buying a House in 2020

Buying a House in 2020: Things You Need to Know and Prepare

Homeownership is something many Canadians dream of. A place to call your own. With high housing prices, this goal may seem unattainable but there are some steps you can take to help you get there. If buying a house in 2020 is on your bucket list, here are the steps to prepare you.

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.

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.

Spending Habits

How to Break Four of the Nastiest Spending Habits

Sacrifice and discipline are the main elements needed to break any nasty habit. When it comes to finances, it is also helpful to focus on the future consequences while working on developing healthy habits. Creating and setting good practices in place of the bad ones can be a challenging but proactive way to turn things around.