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The economy and finance posts share a focus on issues related to the state of the economy and the spending habits of Canadians.

33% of Canadians have Nothing Left After They Pay Their Bills

A new poll conducted for MNP LTD by Ipsos shows that many Canadians have little financial flexibility from month to month and that rising interest rates already have many Canadians worried about their financial...

Canadians more positive about debt situation compared to year ago [Ipsos]

It seems counterintuitive. Twenty-five per cent of Canadians think their debt situation is better today than it was a year ago (using top 3 box on 10 point scale). In comparison, only 14% are...

[Feature] Tax That! Many Canadians Would Support Small Business Tax Changes

The small business tax changes introduced by the Canadian Government were a communications and policy failure that required significant back-tracking by the government. In simple terms, the government sought to restrict income splitting and...

Look out Canadians Plan to Spend this Holiday Season

Canadians are telling pollsters that they intend to spend more money this year than last. $653 on gifts this year (up about $100 from last year) according to a survey by RetailMeNot. $643 on...