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How to find the down payment for your first home

In our previous post on the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Plan (FTHBI), we looked at how the program could help first-time homebuyers with their monthly mortgage payments by increasing the amount for a down payment. It sounds promising but you still need to have the...

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Title Insurance

The most important insurance you didn’t think of. The only thing between you and your perfect home is signing the paperwork. Before you do, one box on your checklist should be a conversation about title insurance. Title insurance can protect you against any disputes over who...

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Financial Infidelity

The Financial Infidelity Survey, commissioned by Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) and Credit Canada found that: 34% of those in a relationship keep financial secrets from their current romantic partner 36% of those in a relationship have lied about a financial matter to a partner. Younger adults who...

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Do You Know Your Credit Score?

Have you been struggling to land your dream job? Maybe it’s not your qualifications that are keeping you back but your credit. Yes, we said credit. Lenders are not the only people who can access your credit history. Employers, landlords, and even cell phone companies...

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What is a Debt Consolidation Loan?

The struggle to reduce debt is very real. Many Canadians feel the pressure of the increasing costs of goods, a weak dollar, and rising interest rates and it’s not surprising that the top financial goal of 2019 is to pay down debt. Aside from budgeting and...

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