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Guide for first-time homebuyers: Stage three—closing on your home successfully

When you’re purchasing a home, the last step is called the closing process. If you are reading this, then you may be ready to finalize the last details of your…

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Guide for first-time homebuyers: Stage two—surviving the mortgage process

Your offer was accepted on a home you really like! But don’t pop the cork just yet. As much as you want to celebrate, it’s time to get serious and…

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Your new home: Demystifying the down payment

If you’ve got “real estate fever,” it’s most likely not by accident: Pent-up demand and lower household spending as a result of the lockdown have caused the Canadian housing market…

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4 things you need to know about the 2021 tax season

The COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues to, impact every aspect of our lives. And for many the pandemic has had a direct impact on finances. As we approach the tax…

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How CERB could impact your taxes | Global Morning News

  This past year many British Columbians received CERB or other emergency benefits to help them through the economic impact of COVID-19. But those benefits could have a major impact…

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6 steps to building a successful household budget

Managing your family’s money can seem intimidating, but getting a better handle on your finances is actually more straightforward that it seems. The key to feeling confident about your household finances,…

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All about HELOCs and home renovations

Help fund your next renovation with a low-cost HELOC and refresh your home’s look Dreaming about that kitchen island? Dying to blow out your attic and create a master bedroom?…

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Making it through uncertain times: 4 financial lessons from 2020

The coronavirus crisis has imposed unprecedented challenges on businesses and individuals around the world. But at the same time, it’s provided learning opportunities as well. A crisis situation can reveal…

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Hidden costs of the holiday season | Global Morning News

With the holiday season fast approaching, spending is increasing for many people. To discuss some ways to navigate the financial pressure of this time of year, here is Tyler Saito…

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How to set a budget you’ll actually use

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