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December 14, 2018

How to Develop a Credit Score With or Without a Credit Card

You’re just starting out on your own or you’re new to the country and you need to build a credit profile, but you have no loans […]
May 28, 2018
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How To Get Your Credit Score For Free – And What The Catch Is

A venture capitalist, doubling as a professor during a week of mini university for high school students, told my daughter the following: When you get something […]
March 20, 2017
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Ladies: What’s your score?

Why is having a good credit – or Beacon – score such a big deal for women? It boils down to this: We tend to be more […]
March 8, 2017
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How to Burn Your Mortgage in Three Years

No, that’s not a typo – I do mean three years. And that’s precisely what Sean Cooper did: He bought a house in the Greater Toronto […]
December 14, 2016

Four financial questions to consider before getting engaged

Are you noticing the number of ads for diamond rings in the papers at the moment? ‘Tis apparently the season for proposals. I have a message […]
November 7, 2016
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How to wreck your credit in one step: A cautionary tale

Last week, my business partner and I sat down with a couple who are trying to hold on to their house while addressing significant financial issues. […]
March 23, 2016
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How to save credit card fees in five minutes

Normally I pay my credit card bills in full like clockwork. The bill comes in, I reconcile all of the expenses to ensure that they are […]
June 2, 2014

Forget about budgeting and do this instead

I’ve just finished reading two books by people who are considered to be experts in the field of personal finance. They’re both big on budgets. In […]
May 20, 2014
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The First Step to Financial Security for Women

So you’ve decided that it’s time to take the bull by the horns and sort out your financial situation. Or maybe you feel you’re doing fine […]
May 30, 2013

When credit matters

I recently wrote a blog post for my business entitled Women: What’s your score? It’s a discussion of the importance of Credit Scores (also known as […]