5 Ways to Get Rid of Credit card Debt

5 Ways to Get Rid of Credit card DebtThe average credit card debt of a US household is over $15,000. That is a lot of money! Our neighbor to the north is in even worse shape in that an average Canadian household owes nearly $27,000 in credit card debt. Credit card debt can become an overwhelming problem if you don’t take care of it early because of the high interest rate. It’s best to avoid credit card debt…

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Canadian Housing Market Shows Signs of Stabilization

Canadian Housing Market Shows Signs of StabilizationThere were signs of stabilization in the housing market as prices continued to climb in January, while total sales fell from a year before, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. The average national sale price of a home rose two per cent from January 2012 to $354,754 last month, while the number of homes sold in January declined 5.2 per cent from a year earlier. CREA says that’s due…

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Cellphone Contract Crackdown Sought by Watchdog

Cellphone Contract Crackdown Sought by WatchdogCanada’s competition watchdog told the broadcast regulator how it would overhaul cellphone contracts, including doing away with hidden fees and misleading claims designed to make it harder to switch carriers and keep prices high. In a submission to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Competition Bureau laid out changes it would like implemented in the telecom industry…

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Tech-savvy Canadians Enjoy but Dont Pay for Music

Tech-savvy Canadians Enjoy but Dont Pay for MusicA slew of streaming music services have come to Canada, and more are likely on the way, but while tech-savvy consumers seem to enjoy listening to music online, relatively few want to pay. There are more than a dozen competitors to choose from in Canada, including free radio-style options such as CBC Music and Songza, and fee-based a la carte listening platforms with millions to songs to access, such as…

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