Category: Personal Finance

OMG I Forgot to Pay My Credit Card Bill!

Posted June 19, 2017 by Craig Jenkins in

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you forgot to pay your credit card bill? This recently happened to me, so I can tell you firsthand. Like many of you, I live a busy life. Between late nights at the office, running errands and going to the gym, it can be easy to forget something important.

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Burn Your Mortgage: 8 Do’s and Don’ts for Credit Cards

Posted March 8, 2017 by Sean Cooper in ,

Burn Your Mortgage

This week’s post is a guest post by Sean Cooper. Take it away Sean…

A little over a year ago I achieved the ultimate dream of financial freedom when I paid off my 30-year mortgage in just 3 years – and I did this by the ripe old age of 30. I celebrated by burning my mortgage papers on national TV. My story went viral, making headlines around the world. I received dozens of emails both congratulating me and wanting to follow in my footsteps. This inspired to me write my new book, Burn Your Mortgage: The Simple, Powerful Path to Financial Freedom for Canadians.

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5 Credit Card Tips for the New Year

Posted January 13, 2017 by CCC Staff in ,

Woman Thinking About Credit Cards

Happy new year, everyone! We hope your holidays were happy and relaxing. Credit cards may be the last thing on your mind in January (until you get your statement with your holiday spending), but here’s why they should be top of mind. One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to pay down debt. If you’re carrying a balance on your credit card, it’s the perfect place to start.

Here are five credit card tips to start the new year off right.

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Celebrating the Importance of Financial Literacy in November

Posted November 3, 2016 by CCC Staff in

Financial Literacy Month

November is a busy month. We have “Movember,” an annual event where men grow mustaches to raise awareness of cancer. Clocks go back an hour for daylight saving time in most provinces. If that wasn’t enough, November is also financial literacy month. Financial literacy affects so many areas of our lives, such as our finances and the relationships with loved ones. Let’s take a look at what financial literacy is and why it matters so much.

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What is a Thin Credit File?

Posted October 17, 2016 by CCC Staff in ,

Credit Information

While being called thin or slender in terms of your physique is often considered a good thing, having a “thin” credit file isn’t. A thin credit file is a special insider term used by the credit reporting agencies. Equifax and TransUnion consider your credit file thin if they lack sufficient information to calculate a credit score for you.

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