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29 June 2015
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So you’re ready for a new ride, but can’t make up your mind as to whether buying or leasing is better. While there are pros and cons to both options, we’ve collected some tips to help make the decision a bit easier.

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Home Inspections

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22 June 2015
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It’s been two years now since I dipped my toe into the real estate market and purchased my first home. And while I was lucky to have my dad by my side, offering advice and tips, it quickly became clear just how much I didn’t know about the process. In today’s blog, I’m offering my top 5 tips if you’re thinking about buying a home!

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Other Business

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15 June 2015
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When was the last time you checked your credit report? Many consumers don’t know they have the ability to request a free (written) copy of their credit report. In today’s blog post, we’re going to show you how to do this!

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Consumer Protection BC

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10 June 2015
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We just published our Annual Report and Financial Statements – here are a few highlights of our work in 2014!

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Tips

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01 June 2015
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A few weeks ago, one of our Facebook friends shared a frustrating experience she had with a locksmith. She had questions and by trying to help direct her to the appropriate agency, we realized we actually didn’t know that much about this industry. So in this blog post, we’re sharing some of the information we learned about locksmiths in BC (mostly sourced from the Ministry of Justice): find out what locksmiths are (and aren’t) allowed to do, who licences them and where to go if you have a complaint.

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Tips

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25 May 2015
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Today we’re sharing information from the Competition Bureau about fraudulent health products and cures.    

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Tips

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19 May 2015
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I can’t count the number of times I’ve shared information about up-and-coming scams, helping consumers learn the signs to protect them from becoming victims of fraud. So the last thing I expected was to come close to becoming a victim of one of the phishing scams I regularly warn you about! Let me tell you my story about how I nearly got scammed…

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Recently, my coworker’s cat passed away. And while she was fortunate that her kitty died peacefully in her home, she quickly realized she was unaware of BC’s pet burial and cremation rules and restrictions – were there any?

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Tips

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04 May 2015
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Where do you normally go for information about government benefits and to find out which ones you may be eligible for? Recently, I found a self-help tool that makes it easy to find out what benefits apply to me. I had to pass this resource along, as I’m sure some of you will find it just as helpful as I did!

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Other Business

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27 April 2015
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In this blog post, we offer some information about making extra payments on a debt you owe.

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