Credit cards

Should You Balance Transfer Your Credit Cards

Should You Balance Transfer Your Credit Cards?

When dealing with debt, one strategy that I always recommend is debt consolidation. There are a few different ways of doing it, but the general idea is, you get a low-interest loan and pay off…

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How to Use Credit Cards to Your Advantage

Your credit card has the potential to be the hardest-working financial tool you have in your wallet. But, you’ll need to make a few key decisions, give it a bit of guidance, and make sure…

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Why I Don’t Bother with Extended Warranty

The first paid job I ever had was with a company called CompuSmart. It was a big box retailer from western Canada who was opening their first store in Ontario. I was hired to do…

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What Happens if I Don’t use my Credit Card

What Happens if I Don’t use my Credit Card?

With increased debt loads across the country, many Canadians, including millennials, have decided to start using cash and debit more. But that brings up an interesting question. What happens if I don’t use my credit…

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credit card purchase protection

Credit Card Purchase Protection Explained

Credit card purchase protection is one of the most overlooked benefits of using your credit card when making a purchase. I’m going to generalize a bit here, but purchase protection insurance (sometimes known as purchase…

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get out of debt fast

Get out of Debt Fast With These Methods

Let’s be clear, if you owe thousands of dollars on multiple credit cards, there’s no way to get out of debt fast. If you see a company claiming they can clear your debt or fix…

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rules of personal finance

The Rules of Personal Finance

A few weeks ago I was watching the movie Fight Club. In one of the scenes, Brad Pitt’s character Tyler Durden was explaining the 8 rules of fight club. If you wanted to be part…

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Beware of excess credit card charges

Credit Card Charges To Look Out For

Over the years, consumers have complained about fees and the government has slowly been addressing the needs of the consumers. This is usually great news for consumers, but when we start to take a look at things…

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How to build a good credit score

Building a Good Credit Score

I write about debt a lot. It’s not that I particularly enjoy writing about debt, it’s unfortunately just a subject that many people can relate to– Canadians have record debt levels after all. We get…

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