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24 November 2014
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I remember back when my weekly allowance was $3.50. Each Friday, I’d wait with my hands outstretched for those crisp, $1 bills and two shiny quarters (yes, this was before the introduction of the Loonie!). My payday was contingent on me completing my weekly chores, including washing the dishes, feeding the chickens and more. So how did you learn about the value of money? Did you work for your allowance, or was it automatic? 

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Debt Collection

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17 November 2014
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About a month ago I decided to apply for a new credit card. Now being the savvy consumer I am (!), I cruised over to my computer to do a little research and entered “how to pick a credit card” in the search bar. The bad news? I got 180,000,000 results… The good news? I found a great credit card selector tool that I wanted to share with you today.

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Tips

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12 November 2014
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While combing through your Facebook newsfeed, do you ever feel a twinge of financial stress in the pit of your stomach when you see your friends posting their new homes, exotic vacations or expensive electronics? If you answered yes, you’re not alone! 

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Debt Collection

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03 November 2014
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Did you know that November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada? All month long, organizations from across the country are coming together to shine a spotlight on the importance of financial literacy and share useful information, self-help tools and tips. 

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Debt Collection

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29 October 2014
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Getting calls from a debt collector can be stressful, but we’re here to help you understand what collectors are allowed (and not allowed) to do. 

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Debt Collection

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27 October 2014
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Just in time for Financial Literacy Month, we're sharing three little-known facts about what debt collectors are (and aren’t) allowed to do when collecting debts from BC consumers. 

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Consumer Protection BC

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20 October 2014
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Did you know that we send out regular emails full of useful consumer information, tips and resources? Read on to learn more about what kind of information we share in these emails and how to sign up!

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Tips

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09 October 2014
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As we head into fall and then winter, I wanted to share with you a handful of helpful websites I came across to help you anticipate bad weather, road conditions, ferry waits and more. 

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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06 October 2014
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Typically when we make funeral arrangements, we rely on a licensed funeral home to perform the services and the transportation of a departed loved one.  However, sometimes we get requests from individuals who wish to take personal responsibility for the transfer of remains of a loved one to a funeral home, crematorium or cemetery.  If you are considering the option of a private transfer, there are processes to follow to ensure the handling of the remains are done in a safe, dignified and respectful manner.

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Tips

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29 September 2014
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We had a question from a consumer the other day: “How can I be sure I’m hiring a legitimate, trustable contractor to renovate my home?” There are many legitimate contractors and business out there. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision when hiring someone.

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