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When your child starts to understand the concept of money, you can give them a monthly allowance to help them save for a new toy or clothes. This way they can start to understand items in the store are not free, you have to pay for them. If your child wants the latest Thomas the Tank Engine train set, explain to him or her, how much it costs and how much money they would need to save up to buy it.
On July 1, 2015 the long awaited legislation regulating debt settlement services in Ontario comes into force. There are three main features of this new legislation that will impact Ontario consumers, with a ripple effect across the country. The biggest potential benefit to consumers will be the moratorium on up-front fees charged for no real service provided.
Consumer debt has become a major concern in Canada. The stress of dealing with unmanageable debt can be overwhelming for most consumers. Between creditor calls, collection threats and living paycheque to paycheque, "get out of debt fast" opportunities can be very appealing. But are they too good to be true?