Category: Personal Finance

Canadians Increasingly Choosing Credit and Debt over Cash

Posted January 21, 2016 by CCC Staff in ,

Using Credit Card at POS

Cash is no longer king in Canada. Canada is moving towards an increasingly cashless society. Global news recently wrote an article about how more Canadians favour their debit and credit cards over cash. What’s not to love about credit and debit cards? They offer many benefits: they’ve convenient, come with consumer protection and with reward points, to name a few. But that convenience can come at a cost.

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3 Credit Card New Year’s Resolutions

Posted January 7, 2016 by cccadmin in ,

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Can you believe it’s the New Year? It seems like 2015 went by in the blink of an eye. With the New Year upon us, we thought it would be the perfect time for New Year’s Resolutions. Next to hitting the gym more often and spending quality time with family and friends, getting out of debt is a popular resolution.

Setting a goal is only half the battle; reaching it is another story. You may feel motivated to get in shape on January 1st and sign up for a gym membership right away, but by the time February rolls around you’ve already thrown in the towel. It’s important to set achievable goals and make an action plan to accomplish them. Here are three credit card and debt goals to aim for in 2016.

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The ICBC Bans Payment by Credit Card on Monthly Insurance Premiums

Posted November 18, 2015 by cccadmin in ,

ICBC Richmond-Lansdowne Centre

Motorists in B.C. have one less payment option when it comes to paying their basic auto insurance premiums. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has banned the use of credit card payments for monthly premiums. The ICBC is the provincial crown corporation responsible for issuing drivers licenses, registration and providing universal auto insurance in B.C.

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Purchase a New Home Online With Your Credit Card

Posted November 8, 2015 by cccadmin in ,

Man buying online with credit card

The antiquated real estate industry looks to be moving into the 21st century. Despite technological advances, the real estate industry has seen little change over the last few years – until now. With the simple click of a mouse and your credit card, you’ll soon be able to buy new construction homes from the comfort of your couch.

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Two-Thirds of Canadians Admit to Bad Financial Habits

Posted October 21, 2015 by cccadmin in ,

Financial Troubles

Do you have bad financial habits? You’re not alone. Two-thirds (66 percent) of Canadians confessed that they have personal financial habits that they plan to work on, finds a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Interac. It’s hard to know if you’re on track to meet your financial goals without a budget. 29 percent of Canadians admitted to never creating a household budget.

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