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Your Credit Card Is a Big Cost to Small Businesses

Canada's small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are at the heart of our economy. These vital businesses are facing a serious challenge, however: their costs are skyrocketing due to the excessive credit card processing fees. Canada's small business owners pay some of the highest credit card processing fees in the world.
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Have You Already Busted Your Holiday Budget?

We have all been there. Two weeks before the winter holidays, three gifts left to buy and zero dollars left in the holiday budget. For many, this is the point where we either stop shopping or cross that thin financial line and set ourselves up for a nasty holiday debt hangover. So, what do you do when the holiday well has run dry and you still have a few gifts left on your shopping list?
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Canadian Personal Debt Hits High

TORONTO - Canadians have pushed their debt levels to an eight-year high in a climate of ultra-low interest rates, according to a new report that suggests consumers are unmoved by repeated warnings tha...