Author Archives: Rachel Surman

How Do I Update Or Dispute Information On My Free Credit Report?

It’s finally spring in Canada! This means that you’ve probably started your spring cleaning and have maybe gone a little “Marie Kondo” on your home. But what about doing some financial spring cleaning? A great way to start is by… Read More

Rachel Surman

April 11, 2019

Credit Reports,Blog
pay off taxes with an affordable loan

Should I Pay Off My Taxes With An Affordable Loan?

Spoiler alert: failing to pay your taxes can cause a whole lot of problems for you. The interest the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) charges is just the beginning!  There are many scenarios that could have led to not being able… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 21, 2019

free credit score and report

A Step-By-Step Guide To Convince Someone You Love To Check Their Credit Score

Happy Valentine’s, Palentine’s, and/or Galentine’s Day! Whatever you’re celebrating, we hope you get to spend some time with the people you care about the most. What better way to show that you care than by helping someone else improve their… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 14, 2019

Personal Finance,Blog
free credit check

Introducing The Credit Coach! How To Improve Your Credit Score

The new Credit Coach™ is here! Who is the Credit Coach, you ask? Only your new best friend. The Coach is an expert when it comes to your credit.  That’s right – the Coach, also known as Molly, is here… Read More

Rachel Surman

January 21, 2019

happy new year card surrounded but pine tree branches and berries

Take Control Of Your Finances! 5 Ways To Save In 2019

Happy New Year from Borrowell! The new year is the perfect time to start thinking about your financial goals for the year and to make a plan to attain them. Is “pay off debt” on your list of financial goals?… Read More

Rachel Surman

January 7, 2019

Personal Finance,Blog
personal loan or line of credit

Personal Loan Or Line Of Credit: What Is The Difference?

Many Canadians often wonder whether they should take a personal loan or line of credit. However, there are common misconceptions about how both of them work. In this article, we’ll explain the differences between the two credit products to help… Read More

Rachel Surman

December 27, 2018

Blog,Personal Loans
debt consolidation

Debt Consolidation: How Do I Consolidate Debt With A Personal Loan?

The holidays are fast approaching! You’re probably sick of hearing us say it, but the holidays can be an exceptionally expensive season if you’re not careful. It’s tempting to go and use your credit card for everything this time of… Read More

Rachel Surman

December 19, 2018

Blog,Personal Loans
how to avoid overspending this holiday season

How To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

It really is the most wonderful time of the year! But it’s not always the easiest season on your wallet. Between the holiday get-togethers, traveling to see friends and family, and ringing in the new year – the holiday season… Read More

Rachel Surman

December 10, 2018

Personal Finance,Blog
improve your credit score

Data Says Checking Your Credit Score May Help You Improve It

A new study from Borrowell found a connection between checking your credit score and improving it. This is how you can improve your credit score. The study found that our most engaged members increased their credit score by an average… Read More

Rachel Surman

November 8, 2018

good credit

Credit Monitoring And Good Credit Go Together Like PB +J

Monitoring your credit score and having good credit is kind of like enjoying a delicious peanut butter and jam sandwich. Peanut butter packs a whole lot of goodness into just a tiny little spoonful and the same goes for checking… Read More

Rachel Surman

November 3, 2018