Category Archives for "Finance"

5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

Thinking about buying your first home? The race to home ownership is more like a marathon than a sprint: diligent planning, pacing and strategy are the keys to success. Are you ready to approach the starting line? Here are five ways to shape up and boost your financial fitness so you’re set for success. 1. […]

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I Missed a Credit Card Payment… Now What?

If you’ve missed a payment on your credit card (or line of credit) and you’re wondering how this will impact your creditworthiness down the road, this article is for you. But before we get started, if you have an overdue balance on any of your credit cards at this exact moment, go, make the minimum payment right […]

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Budget 2018 | British Columbia

The BC Government released Budget 2018 today. As it relates to housing, the government made changes to the foreign buyers tax, and added a new speculation tax. Foreign Buyers Tax – This is really an enhancement to the tax that is already in place, effective Wednesday, the government will increase the foreign buyers tax from 15% […]

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The Budgeting Resource Everyone Has (And Nobody Uses)

This article was written by Sandi Martin of Spring Personal Finance and was originally published here on Spring The Blog on Oct. 27th 2015. Does This Sound Familiar? You’ve read a book or a blog series or watched a show about budgeting and getting your money under control. You’re all fired up, ready to really […]

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How a 5% Increase per Year in Savings Can Double Your Money

Here is a video published by Canadian finance expert Preet Banerjee that discusses the impact simply increasing your annual contributions by 5% per year can have to your savings. Transcript How small increases to your savings can make a big difference to your nest egg. You’ve probably seen examples of how saving regularly can yield impressive results […]

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