Category Archives: Personal Finance

interest rates

Why Canadian Borrowers May Be in for Lower Interest Rates

This post is guest-written by Penelope Graham of Zoocasa. Good news for borrowers and mortgage holders – after two years of “hawkish” trends, it appears interest rates may be headed lower once again. The Bank of Canada (BoC), which sets the… Read More

Penelope Graham

April 24, 2019

Personal Finance,News

Top 3 Considerations To Maximize Your RESP

This post is guest-written by Nest Wealth.  For many Canadian students and families, the climbing costs of post-secondary education aren’t surprising. The fact is, university and college education is one of the biggest expenses students and families incur in their… Read More

Nest Wealth

April 23, 2019

Personal Finance,Blog

7 Ways To Get Past Financial Stress And Start Thriving

Canadians are worried about their money — to the point of physical and mental distress. If you’re one of the 40% of Canadians that say money is their greatest source of stress or the 44% that live pay check to pay… Read More

Michelle Summerfield

April 16, 2019

Personal Finance,Blog
personal finances

6 Ways To Show Yourself (And Your Personal Finances) Some Love

Self-love and appreciation: they are on all our lists but they rarely get ticked off. We get caught up in a state of busyness, demanding careers, taking care of kids or ailing parents and end up putting ourselves last. If we’re lucky,… Read More

Michelle Summerfield

March 20, 2019

Personal Finance,Blog
how does divorce affect my credit score

How Does Divorce Affect My Credit Score?

Divorce is downright difficult. Let’s face it — it’s a significant life change that no one has a roadmap to. What makes it more difficult? Your tangled finances with your now ex-spouse and figuring out how to untangle them (while… Read More

Michelle Summerfield

March 18, 2019

Personal Finance
vehicle title loan

What Is A Vehicle Title Loan?

Owning a vehicle, or more than one for that matter, is quite standard for most people across Canada. This likely isn’t a surprise to you, but what you may not know is that nearly any owned vehicle can be used… Read More

Loans Canada

March 13, 2019

Personal Finance
can taxes affect my credit score

Can Taxes Affect My Credit Score?

Your credit score is the number that essentially allows you to be approved for future credit. Future credit can take the form of credit cards, auto loans, or even mortgages. If you’re trying to borrow money, your credit score matters.… Read More

Janine Rogan

March 1, 2019

Personal Finance,Taxes,Blog
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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
how to improve your credit score

How To Improve Your Credit Score On A Limited Income

If you’re having a hard time making ends meet, it’s likely your budget and bank account are getting walloped. But there’s something else that might be taking a big hit — your credit. If this sounds like you, then you… Read More

Michelle Summerfield

January 24, 2019

Saving & Investing,Personal Finance,Blog
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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