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Canada’s Top Ten Most Affordable and Top Ten Least Affordable Cities for 2024

Canada’s Top Ten Most Affordable and Top Ten Least Affordable Cities for 2024

In a continuing trend, British Columbia is still the least affordable region in Canada to live in, led by Vancouver and Victoria. Vancouver is the least affordable city among major international housing markets, trailing only Hong Kong. The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey considers affordability based on a “median multiple”. The median is the middle point in

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Is Debt Consolidation a Good Idea?

Is Debt Consolidation a Good Idea?

We all know that the cost of living is going up in British Columbia. A simple trip to the grocery store in 2024 will make that abundantly clear. As the 2024 Consumer Debt Report by the Credit Counseling Society delineates, almost half of Canadians, especially in the younger cohort, increased their debt load over the

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More Canadians Using Retirement Savings to Solve Bad Credit

Like many journeys, the road to bad credit starts with a single step – or misstep in this case. Whatever your situation, once you’ve started having trouble with your credit score, it can be difficult to find your own way back to a strong financial situation. But you have some money saved in your RRSP,

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Many Canadians Face Increasing Debt and Multiple Loans

Many Canadians Face Increasing Debt and Multiple Loans

For the past few years, credit has been easy to come by for most Canadians. However, for every individual who manages their credit well, there are horror stories of monster loans and mountains of debt. According to an annual report by credit agency TransUnion, individual debt among Canadians is increasing.   Our increase in debt

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