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Weekly Advice Series: The Trouble With Debit Cards

The Trouble with Debit Cards We live in a society of instant gratification. Unlike our parents or grandparents – who saved up for larger purchases – we are often tempted to splurge on bigger-ticket items simply because we have a debit card in hand when we head out “window shopping”. And aside from overspending thanks […]

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Weekly Advice Series: Leasing or Buying a Vehicle Impacts Your Debt Ratios

Leasing or Buying a Vehicle Impacts Your Debt Ratios   The question of whether it’s better to lease or buy a vehicle is a common dilemma. And do you buy or lease a new or used vehicle? The answer depends on the specifics of your situation. It’s important to realize that many consumers overburden themselves […]

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Weekly Advice Series: Making Your Mortgage Interest Tax Deductible

For US homeowners, mortgage interest is automatically tax deductible. But for Canadians, the write-off is not so straightforward. In order to make your mortgage interest tax deductible, homeowners must be able to prove that the money is being reinvested and is not being used for personal expenses. A properly structured mortgage-centric tax strategy has several […]

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