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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...

The Debt Trap… as interest rates rise, public concern rises

There is a growing concern about personal debt and the impact of rising interest rates in Canada. In January we reported on an earlier release that rising interest rates were increasing worry among Canadians...

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...

Breaking the bank… the January spending hangover

Canadians underestimated the amount of holiday shopping they would do in December and their overspending produced significantly more debt. In fact 42% went over budget according to one poll. While this consumer spending may...

Canadians who work with advisors have sticky relationship

A recent Environics survey conducted for Systelos found that among those who use a financial advisor (only 29% use an advisor), only 12% have fired one within two years of hiring them. Either consumers...

The Poor | Personal Responsibility and Blame are Key Themes

The Angus Reid Institute recently released polling results on poverty in Canada which provide a startling view of poverty. Despite the fact that many of Canada's poorest people are not able to complete online...