We address if it's wise to consolidate your bills, and if using a debit or credit card is better for debt. Plus: Is it smart to plan for a to-be baby's education?
Welcome to the series where we ask you, our beloved customers, to ask us your burning financial questions. If you would like to have your questions answered in a future Q&A blog post, simply post your questions to our Facebook page! We'd love to hear from you.
Q: Is it cheaper to consolidate all your debts or keep them separate?
It's a real estate question that plagues us all. We provide helpful information to help determine which is best for you
There's been a lot of talk in Canadian media lately about the housing market. (Okay, there always is.) But unless you're following the news on a regular basis, it's difficult to know whether renting or buying a home is the right choice for you. While the answer will vary depending on a variety of factors ranging from income to location to age, you can follow this guide to get a better sense of whether you should invest in real estate or rent until the market cools off.
Typed with love from their own keyboards: The top 10 reasons people choose Wonga
On February 17, we were still feeling the love from Valentine's Day. So in this amorous state, we asked our Facebook fans what it was they loved most about Wonga. Was it our speedy service? Manageable rates? Ease of use? Or was it our intern Earl's unparalleled charm and good looks? Turns out, it was all of the above - and then some.
Here are the top 10 customer comments:
"I love Wonga because they are always there for me when I need them. Rates are incredible, they have the best customer service. How can I not love Wonga?" - Jenn Andrews
From defining consumer proposals to explaining how reverse mortgages work, we address your latest customer inquiries
Welcome to the second installment of a series where we ask you, our beloved customers, to ask us your burning financial questions. If you would like to have your questions answered in a future Q&A blog post, simply post your questions to our Facebook page!
How to give your finances a Spring Break when planning these coveted vacations
Spring Break is just around the corner, which means plenty of young people across the country will finally escape their parent's houses or dorm rooms-for a short while at least-and bask in the careless adventures of youth. While Spring Break is one of the most anticipated holidays for students, it's also among the most expensive. We come bearing good news though, there are still plenty of ways to have an outrageous Spring Break without diving aimlessly (or drunkenly) into debt.
Five Pinterest accounts that are good for your wallet
Pinterest is home to all the inspiration you could ever need for every aspect of your life. It is also where you can collect some of the best penny-pinching tips and tricks to keep your pockets flush with cash. While some accounts dedicate a board or two to saving, we've highlighted five pro pinners who share an inspiring wealth of knowledge each and every week.
LinkedIn analyzes the words that are hurting your chances at gainful employment
Careers, it would seem, have become endangered. Hunters now outnumber the hunted, resulting in far more job applicants than actual jobs. Your challenge, as a member of the majority, is to stand out. And thanks to LinkedIn's annual Top 10 Overused LinkedIn Profile Buzzwords report-which leveraged information from the website's 259 million members-we're going to help you stand out by avoiding humdrum terminology and construct a truly unique resume and professional brand that will resonate with employers.
Inexpensive solutions for battling those dreaded winter blues
For those who enjoy outdoor sports and curling up by a warm fire, there's nothing better than the refreshing start of a winter season. But for those who prefer sunshine to snowfall (and that's most of us) the long dark days of winter can be downright depressing. Between early sunsets and chilly weather, it's no surprise that mild forms of seasonal affective disorder affect 15 per cent of Canadians, according to the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario. Fortunately, there are a number of cures for these dreaded winter blues that don't require too much green.