If you are a younger budding entrepreneur who believes that you have what it takes to become successful including a solid business plan, then this article may be useful to you. Futurpreneur Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Youth Business Foundation or CYBF) has been involved with emerging entrepreneurs since 1996 and their services are…

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This blog has featured Canada Pension Plan (CPP)-related posts before. In a similar vein, this post will discuss about another CPP-related benefit available to dependent children of disabled or deceased CPP contributors. Types of Children’s Benefits Disabled contributor’s child benefit. This benefit is available to the child of a CPP contributor who is receiving a…

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For a budding entrepreneur, having a solid business plan is vital for a good start to their venture. With a good business plan, the entrepreneur can approach prospective financiers to kick start their dream. Typical sources of such financing may come from personal assets, financial institutions, venture capitalists and/or government funding. Depending on the type…

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Credit card fraud was discussed some time back but along similar lines and perhaps even more serious to the card holder, is debit card fraud. Although the piece of plastic used in both cases may be similar, stopping the use of credit cards is a common advice offered to debt-ridden consumers. As a result, if…

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Despite attempts to budget and save in a prudent manner, certain mistakes such as marrying the wrong person or failing in business can lead even people with good financial knowledge down the path of bankruptcy. Insolvency statistics (comprising consumers and businesses) for Canada in 2011 showed a decrease of 8.9% (year-over-year) including bankruptcies and proposals.…

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An apprenticeship is a valuable means to receive hands-on training to complement the theoretical knowledge gained through schoolwork.  For trades such as carpentry, electrical and plumbing, completion of apprenticeship training is a requirement to obtain certification (journeyman license). Possession of a license increases opportunities and prospects for mobility, while enabling certified tradespeople to train and…

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