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Apr 21, 2018

Money management is hard. That’s why so many people don’t do it. Over the years at many credit counselling sessions with clients I’ve explained budgeting, and spreadsheets, and budgeting apps, and lots of other techniques to manage money.  Some of my clients love the process of recording every transaction. ...


Apr 14, 2018

I've said it before: when it comes to credit rating agencies like Equifax or TransUnion: You are not their customer. You are their product. Your data and loan history are for sale to any lender who is willing to pay for the data. But what if this could be flipped upside down? What if you could own your own...


Apr 7, 2018

In our latest bankruptcy study, we discovered that over the last 5 years women have been filing for bankruptcy in higher numbers. In 2012, 42% of women filed insolvency and by 2017 that number reached 48%. But, it's not that women are suddenly using more debt. What we've noted from our client data is that female debtors...


Mar 31, 2018

How can you find a good place to rent, even if you have damaged credit?  Today’s guest runs her own property management company, and she gives us the inside scoop on how to find a good place, and how to convince the landlord to rent to you.


Mar 23, 2018

Credit card fraud affects many stakeholders. It's damaging not only to consumers, but also to merchants and financial institutions. In addition to losing money, credit card fraud can ruin a customer's relationship with a retailer as well. But with advancements in card security like having a chip and PIN, how does fraud...