Private lenders step into mortgage void left by banks

July 2nd, 2014 | Articles,Latest News | 29 Comments »

   Here’s a good article from the Toronto Star    Self employed, high-risk homeowners increasingly scrambling to get mortgages   By: Susan Pigg Business Reporter, Published on Thu Jun 19 2014 Private lenders have been moving aggressively to fill a growing void  more…

Suddenly bankrupt: People with great credit scores are finding themselves in crisis

December 9th, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

Suddenly bankrupt: People with great credit scores are finding themselves in crisis John Greenwood and Melissa Leong | Financial Post  |  25/05/13 Britt Santowski never carried credit card debt. She was never late on her mortgage payments. She bought second-hand clothing, furniture and  more…

8 potential pitfall of credit cards

December 6th, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | 23 Comments »

8 potential pitfall of credit cards Credit cards are convenient – and many offer rewards on purchases. But if you don’t use credit responsibly, you can quickly rack up debt and decimate your credit score in the process. Here’s a  more…

Pay your mortgage and save too? A formula to build wealth

December 4th, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

Pay your mortgage and save too? A formula to build wealth There’s nothing like your bank telling you the house you’ve got your eye on is affordable. How will you be sure the mortgage you need will truly fit your  more…

Canadian economic growth strongest in two years, but one-time factors dampen enthusiasm

December 2nd, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | 27 Comments »

Canadian economic growth strongest in two years, but one-time factors dampen enthusiasm Canada’s economy surged to its fastest pace of growth in two years in the third quarter, but the bounce was not enough to dispel fears that conditions remain  more…

With inflation below 1%, prospects for higher interest rates recedes further

November 25th, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

With inflation below 1%, prospects for higher interest rates recedes further A major drop in the price of gasoline and declines in several other goods and services pushed down Canada’s inflation rate to 0.7 per cent last month, adding further  more…

Five essential money lessons from The Wealthy Barber Returns

November 22nd, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | 18 Comments »

Five essential money lessons from The Wealthy Barber Returns Dave Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber always swore he’d never write a sequel to the book that sold more than two million copies nationwide. These lessons he says have become lost in today’s  more…

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

November 21st, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | 19 Comments »

How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds? Whether you’re at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into  more…

How to improve your credit score

November 18th, 2013 | Articles,Financing,Latest News | 24 Comments »

How to improve your credit score 1. Check your credit score (all of them): Anyone contemplating a major loan should check their credit score six months to a year in advance to ensure there are no surprises or errors. Don’t  more…

5 real estate agent gimmicks to avoid

November 15th, 2013 | Articles,Latest News | No Comments »

5 real estate agent gimmicks to avoid These tricks help agents attract clients, but they don’t signal good service Real estate agents tend to get a bad rap. But let’s face it, there are unprofessional people in every line of  more…