HOLIDAY DEBT

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Are You Suffering From Post-Holiday Bill Avoidance Disorder?

When you've caught the last scraps of tinsel floating around the house, and your New Year's resolutions have fallen by the wayside, there's still a final holiday tradition left to enjoy: dreading the arrival of holiday bills. Yes, this time every year, thousands of Canadians are struck with cases of Bill Avoidance Disorder (B.A.D. for short). Think you've come down with a case? Try all of the following, and call us in the morning.
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Being a Grinch Isn't So Bad for Your Wallet

With just a few days remaining the countdown to Christmas has begun. For those of you who haven't even started shopping (you know who you are) the pressure on. So is the temptation to just give in and become a big spender. Giving has turned into a status statement and it need not become that, especially in our heavily indebted consumer era.
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'Tis the Season to Be Budgeting

We know that it's easy to get swept up in the season of giving (translation: shopping), but why are we so surprised every January when we get that credit card bill? To avoid the rude awakening from holiday amnesia this year, there are a few simple and savvy holiday tips to employ before hitting the stores to keep the shopping budget in check.