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Finances FYI

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Protect Yourself From Car Theft With These Tips

Protect Yourself From Car Theft With These Tips

It’s something you hope never happens to you. You walk out to a parking lot or the street and realize something’s missing. With a sudden drop of your stomach, you realize it’s your car. It’s not where you left it. Someone has taken it.
Bitcoin 101: What to Know and Where to Start

Bitcoin 101: What to Know and Where to Start

We’ve all heard about it. We’ve heard about people making lots of money from it, how its value fluctuates, the questions and controversies around it, and people losing money after investing in it.
The Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying

The Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying

When it comes to looking for a place to live, there are many considerations, including things like location, home size, access to necessities like groceries and schools, and amenities like entertainment and shopping.
Raise Savvy Savers With These Tips

Raise Savvy Savers With These Tips

We all know that saving money is essential. You never know when an unexpected expense might come up or a financial challenge (like job loss) can be thrown your way. But it can be hard to get in the habit of saving as an adult when so many other things are demanding your time, attention, and dollars.
Make the Most of Credit Card Rewards This Holiday Season

Make the Most of Credit Card Rewards This Holiday Season

The holiday season tends to be an expensive time of year, but with some planning and savvy use of credit card rewards, you can make the holidays a little easier on your wallet by earning rewards that mitigate all the spending.
Debt Consolidation Basics: What You Need to Know

Debt Consolidation Basics: What You Need to Know

Credit card debt is a common problem, and paying it off can be difficult. Consolidating that debt can help pay it off quicker and cheaper, but these mechanisms should be used with caution. Find out what pitfalls to avoid and the potential benefits of debt consolidation.
Cut Down on Monthly Bills with These Smart Saving Tips

Cut Down on Monthly Bills with These Smart Saving Tips

Cutting spending and increasing savings is an admirable goal, especially during the holiday season when many of us are spending much more than normal.
Life Insurance 101: What You Need to Know

Life Insurance 101: What You Need to Know

Life insurance can be a confusing, and, let’s face it, even morbid, thing to think about, but these policies can be enormously helpful for children or other dependents down the line. By learning a few basics about these policies, the forms they take, and the benefits they offer, you can take the initial steps toward finding the right policy for you and your family.
How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft is a rapidly rising crime in Canada, with thousands of Canadians falling prey to it every year. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your finances. By keeping your information safe and being smart online, you can keep would-be identity thieves at bay.
What You Should Know About Credit Card Reward Programs

What You Should Know About Credit Card Reward Programs

Credit card rewards can be a great way to earn perks in the course of your everyday spending — from cashback to airline miles. But before signing up for a new credit card, make sure you know all the details of these rewards programs, including how you earn them, how they can be redeemed, and how long they last.