CERB transition

The Federal Government has just announced CERB would be extended for another, final 4 weeks. I have explained this program at length here. It was created in April but the benefit was back-dated to March of this year. It had already been extended once in June, for a maximum of 22 weeks or 6 eligibility …

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Addressing privilege in personal finances

I have previously written about the element of privilege when it comes to FIRE, i.e. Financial Independence Retire Early.

Collection agency protection- updated

Contacted by a collection agency? You have rights!

CESB explained

Until last week, very little financial relief was available to students

“Here for you” is all relative

If you live in Canada, you've probably received lots of e-mails from your financial institution and other service providers letting you know they are "here for you" in these uncertain times. I certainly have. I found these messages to be anxiety-producing, to be honest. But, what does "here for you" actually mean? Perhaps, it's not …

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Coronavirus and your expenses (with a BC twist)

Pandemic or no pandemic, we all have bills to pay....unfortunately. If, like many people, you are already feeling the pinch financially, let me give you some advice on which bills to pay first and any assistance that might be available to you. Since I live in British Columbia, I will provide information about the provincial …

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Being consumer-debt free: one year later

  A year ago, I finally became consumer-debt free, after being a slave to my monthly payments for close to 8 years. I am happy to report that I have not incurred any new debt in the last 12 months. Although I am aware it may change in the future, for the time being, I …

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Financial milestone: consumer-debt free!

June 23rd, 2018 marked the day I officially became consumer-debt free. 

10 Financial killers

In my previous post, I shared how F.I.R.E. has an element of privilege to it.

Financial milestone: consolidation loan fully paid-off!

Yesterday, I made a lump-sum payment of a little over $ 8 000, effectively putting my consolidation loan to its final resting place.