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Debt Collection

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26 January 2015
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Imagine this: you have a balance on your credit card that you haven’t paid for many months and you’ve noticed that the credit card company has stopped sending you statements. Hmmm… Does this mean your debt has been forgotten or forgiven by your credit card company? The answer is mostly likely “no” – keep reading to find out why!

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Tips

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19 January 2015
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In the unfortunate circumstance you or a loved one is facing a workplace injury or disease, we’re sharing information today from WorkSafeBC and the Workers’ Advisers Office about preventing injuries, making a WorkSafeBC claim and appealing a decision.

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Cemetery & Funeral Services

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12 January 2015
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Have you shared your end-of-life wishes with those you love? While these can be difficult conversations to have, it’s important to have them on your own terms – this will help ensure your final wishes are fulfilled and not left up to emotions. To read tips about how to have “the talk” with your loved ones about their end of life wishes, please click here.

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Debt Collection

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05 January 2015
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Good news for Canadians – the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has introduced a new financial literacy database packed with resources, events, tools and information from various Canadian organizations.

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Other Business

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29 December 2014
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Many homeowners use lines-of-credit to borrow money, particularly when large loan amounts are needed/wanted. Once you pay off this kind of loan, there’s one more thing to do. What is it? Keep reading to find out! 

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Tips

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22 December 2014
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Trees are decked out in their finest décor, smiles are on the faces of (most) people you meet and foodborne illness and cross-contamination lurks on the corner of a cutting board near you. Here are a few tips to help your tummy navigate through this season of eating:

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Other Business

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15 December 2014
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Ahh the holidays: a time to spend quality time with your loved ones and not stress out about buying the perfect gift… right?! In all seriousness, chances are many of you are purchasing gift cards for friends and family this season – here’s a reminder about what the law says about expiration dates and fees.

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Payday Lending

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08 December 2014
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Did you know that Consumer Protection BC oversees BC’s payday lending laws? One question we get from consumers is “how much does a payday loan really cost and how does it differ from other types of borrowing?”

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Tips

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01 December 2014
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The Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia (VSA) is reminding consumers to be on the watch for curbers (people who pose as private sellers, but really sell vehicles for profit as a business). In this post, we are sharing the VSA’s information around why dealing with a curber can be risky and how to spot signs of curber behaviour.

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Tips

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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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