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How to Pay Off Student Loans

Taking out student loans is a fairly common practice. Some go for other options but many young people (Even if you are on some kind of disability) do this for the sake of investing in their education or otherwise being able to attend college or university. Initially, being able to take out student loans and attend college may seem like a dream come true. However, this dream can quickly …

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The Dangers of Borrowing Money

Virtually everyone has found themselves in a sticky financial situation. Unfortunately, it can happen to even the best of us. Sometimes emergencies happen, unexpected events take place, and without the proper savings, these occurrences can seriously disrupt our budgets and financial health. In cases like the aforementioned, the temptation to borrow money from a relative, friend, or financial institution can be great. While borrowing money has helped people in certain …

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What Self-Employed People Need to Know About Taxes

Virtually everyone dreads tax season and the inherent complexities which often accompany it. The process of doing one's taxes have become so difficult that many people hire professional accountants or tax specialists to take care of the procedure. However, taxes are somewhat different for self-employed individuals and whether they choose to do their taxes on their own or employ the services of a professional, it is still critical for people …

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How To Improve Bad Credit

The negative impacts of bad credit are extremely well-documented. The Balance strongly affirms that bad credit is generated by bankruptcies, property repossessions, late payments, and other poor financial decisions. Individuals who suffer from bad credit are furthermore likely to be charged higher interest rates and higher security deposits. They may also be denied loans altogether or have apartment applications turned down. Nevertheless, with the right lifestyle changes, bad credit can …

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Are You A Poor Money Manager?

We would all like to think we are good at managing money, but unfortunately--many of us are not! Good money management is a process, it's not something you are just good at. Now, even if you want to become proactive and become a good money manager, you're going to have to do more than just read a bunch of articles, and it's more than just earning more money. You …

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7 Reasons Why Your Budget Isn't Working For You

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Have you asked yourself why your budget isn't working for you? You probably know that a budget is absolutely critical to pay off any debt and to manage finances in general. However, you might not be meeting your goals or saving up the way you expected.

This could very well come from overspending, paying too much in taxes, or maybe just forgetting where your money is going.

In order …

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Canadians Budgeting For Rising Grocery Costs

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[Updated for 2021]

It is almost a certainty that general living costs will increase over time, and food is no exception. While most Canadians are doing their best to tackle debts such as mortgages and loans, food can seem like a minor expense in comparison.

Financial analysts think Canadians are generally becoming less frivolous and more sensible with their spending habits, however over 68% of Canadians are finding it harder …

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