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5 Creative Ways To Get Into The Housing Market

Has the high cost of real estate got you down? If you’re looking to buy in a big city like Calgary, Toronto or Vancouver, even buying on a shoestring five percent down payment budget can be challenging. (The new mortgage… Read More

Sean Cooper

February 27, 2018

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5 Tips To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress On A Budget

Spring is on its way and love is in the air! In case you were wondering, Canadians are still spending a lot of money on weddings – but think they will be spending less. A new poll from Ipsos found… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 26, 2018

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Study: Monitoring Your Credit Score Can Help Improve It Over Time

A study conducted by Borrowell, Canada’s leading credit monitoring company, has found a positive relationship between the frequency of credit score monitoring and credit score increase over time. Drawing from user data, the study also reported that customers with lower… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 21, 2018

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Personal Loan To Maximize My RRSP Contributions

Should I Consider A Personal Loan To Maximize My RRSP Contribution?

We are now well into RRSP season, with the deadline of March 1st right around the corner! This means you have until then to contribute to your RRSP and have it applied to your 2017 tax return. If you haven’t… Read More

Janine Rogan

February 21, 2018

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How Long Does Information Stay On My Credit Report?

Now that Borrowell has launched free credit reports for Canadians – we get asked this question all the time: “How long does information stay on my credit report?” It’s an understandable question, considering how important credit is to almost all… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 16, 2018

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

We know – checking your credit score can be nerve-wracking! Your credit score, a three-digit number between 300 and 900, is an important indicator of your overall credit health. It’s used by banks and lenders to determine your creditworthiness and… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 14, 2018

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Borrowell Gives Birth To New TV Campaign

  Toronto, Feb. 13, 2018 – Borrowell, Canada’s leading credit education company, is making its first major foray into television with a 30-second spot that launches today, called “Home Birth.” Created by Toronto-based agency Conflict, the commercial aims to raise… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 13, 2018

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How to have a cheap Valentine's Day

5 Ways To Save This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air – or maybe that’s just the scent of over-priced chocolates and baked goods. Whether you love Valentine’s Day or you strongly dislike it, here’s something we can all agree on: Valentine’s Day can get expensive.… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 8, 2018

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Young And Thrifty Review: 5 Must-Read Articles

We’ve made financial literacy a part of our mission at Borrowell. While frequent credit monitoring is important to understanding your financial well-being, we know that #finlit goes well beyond credit scores and credit education. This is precisely why we love… Read More

Rachel Surman

February 5, 2018

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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

February 1, 2018

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