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Credit Card Debt

2014-12-26 | 13:08:17

From GetSmartAboutMoney.caPutting a lot on your credit card these days?Here's a calculator to help put a payment plan in action. http://ow.ly/FOxKA

Mortgage or retirement? Where should young adults put their savings?

2014-12-26 | 13:07:21

Should 20-somethings save for retirement, or for a house down payment?Click on this link to a video of Carrick talks money: http://ow.ly/FJH5K

2014 CMHC First-Time Homebuyers Survey

2014-11-20 | 11:20:47

Today’s generation of first-time homebuyers are increasingly using the Internet to their advantage when researching mortgages. CMHC’s recently released 2014 First-Time Homebuyers Survey backs that up.   The report found...

Steady as she goes for Canadian housing market in 2015, says CMHC

2014-11-20 | 11:20:14

CMHC says it expects housing starts in 2015 to be about the same as they were this year, and in line with economic and demographic trends.   On an annual basis, CMHC expects housing starts to range between 186,300 and 191,700 units in 2014, with...

We’re paying off mortgages faster than thought...

2014-10-16 | 08:41:01

A new report suggests that Canadian homeowners are paying down their mortgages faster than they’re being given credit for.   CIBC Deputy Chief Economist Benjamin Tal says homeowners are taking advantage of record-low interest rates to...

Getting a divorce? Here are four things to consider before selling your real estate...

2014-10-16 | 08:38:29

About 70,000 Canadian marriages end up in divorce every year. It’s an emotional decision that’s almost impossible to decouple from the financial implications that follow.   Financial planners often say divorce is one of the worst...