The following guest post was written by Mike @ Green Panda Treehouse. All right, first off I must admit that I was inspired in great part by one of my blogger friends (J Money) for the title of my article. J writes for Budgets Are Sexy and I always thought it was such a great…

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This is a column by regular contributor Clark. What is a credit report and credit score? A credit report is the record of a consumer or organization’s borrowing and repaying history including applications to open an account (bank, credit card, mortgage, etc.), late payments and bankruptcy. It contains details about the institutions that have inquired…

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A reader asked me to write about retirement benefits so instead of writing a huge article, I thought I would split it up into separate topics.  Lets start with Old Age Security as it’s perhaps one of the more popular seniors benefits for Canadians.  As the information is spread across numerous government websites, I’ll attempt…

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This is a column by our resident real estate expert Rachelle. I just recently found out about a problem in the mortgage market. It appears that some of the mortgage lenders that came to Canada have decided not to do business here any more. Some others are only renewing mortgages that can be insured by…

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One thing I’ve noticed since we’ve built a house in suburbia is that everyone strives to have a perfect lawn.  It’s quite the sight to drive through a subdivision, and all you see is perfect golf grass.  Some of these lawns are managed by professionals, but others are cared for by enthusiastic home owners. I’ve…

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