The Nudge Work Series #2: Just. Start. Now.

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          There is no time like the present to start saving. If there’s one lesson we want you to take from this entire series, it’s this: Just. Start. Now. Right now. Make a plan to pay yourself first and start saving. The idea of saving is daunting to many of us,…
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The Nudge Work Series #1: Arm Yourself with Info!

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          “Making sensible financial choices isn’t always as easy as it may seem.” Do you find yourself nodding along to that statement? In his book, Wealthing like Rabbits, Robert R. Brown tells us that “good financial planning is often little more than sound fundamental decisions and spending less than you earn.”…
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The Short-Term Loan Client

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The Short-Term Loan Client Written by Cameron MacKay, Alberta Counsel What We Offer Currently 1 in 4 Canadians is underbanked. This means that 25% of us do not have access to the conventional banking and lending products that are available to other Canadians. Canadians with a credit score below 600, without credit, and considered middle-class…
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Mental Health, Finances & You

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        Have you ever stayed awake at night, worrying about your finances, feeling uncertain how you can tackle your financial problems? You’re not alone. You are one of the 48% of Canadians who have lost sleep because of financial worries. Financial stress is something that most Canadians have in common. You probably won’t…
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The Village HandUp Real World Story

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The Village by Cashco A membership program offering you features and benefits that work together to provide relief today and hope for tomorrow. Rent is one of those things you cannot afford to slip on, especially in times like these. That’s why we have a monthly HandUp giveaway. One lucky member is awarded $500 go…
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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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