diane buckner financial coaching during financial literacy month

Financial coaching needn’t be boring. It is hardly a dull or sleepy experience to see author and financial journalist Bruce Sellery bring loads of laughs to an auditorium, or hear media star Dianne Buckner of TV’s Dragons’ Den fame captivate a crowd with personal stories about money, or share insightful conversation with some of the smartest financial experts and bloggers in Canada. Fun, entertaining, and informative are the words that describe the activities in Toronto and across the country two weeks ago as Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC) enjoyed it’s eighth year of success. [click to continue…]


In celebration of last week’s Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), we challenged folks to snap selfies and enter the photos in the Tweet Us Your Money Face Contest for cash prizes. The idea was to get people to capture expressions showing feelings towards money and financial planning. We received lots of fun, if not bizarre, images. Five people are sharing prizes of $100 to $25. Here are the winning entries. [click to continue…]

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The Subprime Child takes top prize in CEWC’s student essay contest.

by Laurie Campbell November 19, 2014

Funny. Insightful. Beautifully written. Deserving words of praise for a short essay that addresses the question: What’s the dumbest thing you ever did with your money and what did you learn from the experience? The essay – titled The Subprime Child – took the grand prize of $5,000 in this year’s Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC) Student […]

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Debt Problems Can Happen to Everyone.

by Emma Rogers November 13, 2014

This is my favourite client video because Bernice, Niki, Elaine and Vito have really put themselves out there in the hope that other people will hear their stories and seek the help with debt problems they need. At a time where we’re all marketing the heck out of our lives on our social media accounts it’s […]

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Young Canadians failing to launch.

by Laurie Campbell November 12, 2014

There’s a trend amongst young Canadian adults that’s top of mind this week. It has to do with the setbacks that come with a failure to launch financial goals. That’s the hot topic – and in fact the theme – of Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), which got off to a rousing start Monday in Toronto, […]

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Launch for success. Credit Education Week Canada starts Nov. 10th.

by Laurie Campbell November 6, 2014

How can you turn a failure to launch financially into a launch for success? The answer is simple. Join the party beginning November 10th for events, activities, and special guests celebrating Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), now in its eighth year. Toronto as usual serves as the main hub for CEWC, though there is plenty […]

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Get in on the cash prizes! Tweet us a photo of your money face.

by Phil Brown November 4, 2014

A picture is not only worth a thousand words, it could be worth $100 and other cash giveaways.  Enter the “Tweet Us Your Money Face” photo contest, sponsored by Credit Canada Debt Solutions in celebration of Credit Education Week Canada, and you could win one of 5 cash prizes from $25 to $100. To enter […]

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Tough love for slackers. Getting young adults up off their duffs.

by Laurie Campbell October 30, 2014

There are adult children who are slackers still living at home on their parents dime. And then there are adult children who out of real need depend on their parents’ help for food and shelter. I think it’s important to distinguish between the two types of hangers on, especially nowadays as more and more young […]

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Ration your candy like your money – teach financial planning through Halloween.

by Alan McQuarrie October 28, 2014

Every age has a corresponding token of status.  We recognize wealth and privilege by the stuff that we crave and from cradle to grave, those symbols change.  For the elderly, look for the high end Buick and jewelry.  For people of status in middle age think Lexus or BMW, big house or boat.  The young […]

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The perils of new plastic. Credit card debt amongst rookie borrowers.

by Laurie Campbell October 23, 2014

  At my agency, Credit Canada Debt Solutions, we are greeted almost daily by young adults mired in debt due to overspending through credit cards. Lots of these people are in their 20s. They’ve finished college or university and now they’re struggling with all the debts that accumulated during school, when they signed up for […]

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