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  • Forget payday loans, this is Canada’s new generation of high-interest loans
    Anti-poverty advocates say a growing number of low-income Canadians is borrowing through personal loans that are much bigger, and more loosely regulated, than payday loans.
    Oct 23, 2021
  • CERB repayment: What are your options if you can’t afford it?
    The CRA said it will work with taxpayers who can't afford to repay the CERB they received amid the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 'on a case-by-case basis.'
    Jan 14, 2021
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  • What to do if your mortgage deferrals are almost over and you can’t pay
    Your options will depend on your situation, two experts say.
    Aug 29, 2020
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  • By the numbers: How to reduce your debt when you can’t repay
    There are three main options: here's how they work.
    Sep 7, 2019
  • Ipsos poll finds half of Canadians don’t trust professional help with debt — experts say there’s a reason
    Many debt-help companies are loosely regulated.
    Aug 10, 2019
  • 5 signs you need help with your debt
    These are usually the points of no return, according to experts.
    Feb 21, 2019
  • Bankruptcy scores: Why lenders may turn you down despite a good credit score
    Lenders have been using bankruptcy scores for years, but few borrowers know about them.
    May 4, 2018
  • Some Canadians would sell an organ to get rid of debt, survey shows
    Debtors are more willing to give up restaurants, vacations and the right to vote than to seek professional help over debt woes, the same poll shows.
    Mar 13, 2018
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  • Here’s what happens to $1K in credit card debt when you make only minimum payments
    Even a "small" carryover balance will burn a hole through your pockets.
    Feb 16, 2018
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  • 6 simple steps to get out of credit card debt
    Haunted by your credit card bills? You need a plan.
    Jan 24, 2018

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