Level of Credit Protection Unclear in Wake of Major Loss

Level of Credit Protection Unclear in Wake of Major LossIn the wake of a class action lawsuit, the federal government now says it will provide a “credit flag” service for nearly 600,000 Canadians whose data was lost in November. But it is not the same level of credit protection it advised those affected to get, and pay for themselves. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) said the hard drive was lost in November from an office in Gatineau,…

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How To Avoid Bounced Checks

How To Avoid Bounced ChecksMy wife and I were watching some old episodes of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ on Netflix streaming and came across the episode titled “The Checkbook”. In this episode, Ray takes over responsibility of the family checkbook from Debra after he says how easy it should be to handle the books. Unfortunately for Ray, he doesn’t know the first thing about handling a checking account. Checks get bounced, the electric gets shut…

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The Trade Deficit Hits $2 Billion

The Trade Deficit Hits $2 BillionStatistics Canada has compiled their latest trade deficit numbers against the world for Canada revealing a marked $2 billion milestone in November from $552 million back in October.  The rise is due primarily to the fall in exports by 0.9% and the continued increase in imports (climbing 2.7%). With electronics and related equipment once again leading the way in imports ($39.5 billion) and motor vehicles coming in a close second,…

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Tips to Save Money During Winter

Tips to Save Money During WinterGoodbye Christmas!!! (Thank God!) Hello Snowpocalypse 2012!!! As you may have heard, we here in the Midwest took a fierce body punch from one of the first major winter storms of the season. We were covered with about about 10 inches of snow a few days ago. For those of you in the South, that sounds like Armageddon. For those of you in Minnesota, that sounds like a Tuesday. The…

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