Payday Loans — Time for a Re-Examination

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Payday Loans — Time for a Re-Examination Written by Cameron MacKay, Alberta Counsel Payday loans (also known as short-term loans) have garnered the ire of politicians for the past decade.  The complaints have generally centered around interest rates, collection practices, or the fact that banks will not offer loans to people with a credit score…
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To all mothers… Thank you!

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10, and Cashco wanted to give sons & daughters across Canada the chance to do something special for their moms.  We hosted a contest May 7 so that one lucky Canadian could win $100 — the only catch was that the winner had to use the money to spoil their mom for a day!  People from all over the…
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Consolidate Your Debt

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At some point in their life, all Canadians take on debt to some extent. If you’re like most of us, debt repayments can be overwhelming without a plan of action to tackle the debt. You can have numerous payments each month, including: lines of credit, mortgage payments, car loans, credit cards, and many other monthly…
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Financial Literacy Week 2: Set financial goals

Financial Literacy, General
Do you have trouble paying off debts or struggle to afford small purchases? Is there something specific you’d like to buy, but you don’t know how you can afford it? Do you want to start saving for something big, but you don’t know where to start? Setting financial goals and developing a plan to achieve…
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do good. give back.

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As human beings, we have the innate need to contribute to those around us. We recognize that when we give back to others — whether through goodwill, kind words, or a loving gesture — it lifts us up and brings us closer together. At Cashco, we see how doing good and giving back impacts our…
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Financial Literacy Week 1: Start a budget

Financial Literacy, General
For many people, budgeting can conjure up images of sacrifice and penny-pinching, but in reality, budgeting is simply creating a plan for your money. A budget can help you establish spending limits, reduce your expenses, pay off debt, and even have a little money left over for the important things in life. Budgeting can also…
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Financial Literacy Month is here!

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November isn’t just about falling leaves and cooler temperatures…it’s also Financial Literacy Month! What is Financial Literacy Month?  In 2012, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed each November as Financial Literacy Month to help raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy and to strengthen the financial well-being of all Canadians. This year, the national theme…
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11 Back-to-School Life Hacks for Busy Parents

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          There’s no easy button for back to school. But there are a few shortcuts you can take to make the process easier on you and the kids! 1. Get into the back-to-school routine The school schedule can be hard on kids used to later bedtimes and lazy mornings over the…
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