6 Tips To Improve Your Credit Score

by RateHub.ca Last updated on June 07, 2017

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We've all heard how important it is to have a good credit score. Having a high credit score is vital because lenders use it to determine how creditworthy you are. But the thing about credit scores is that not many really understand how they work. 

Your credit score is a number that falls between 300-900. The higher the number, the less risky you are in the eyes of lenders. What constitutes a “good” score varies by lender and the type of credit you're applying for. 

That being said, you should always aim to keep your credit scores as high as possible. Here are six tips to help you improve your credit score. 

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How A Financial Advisor Can Help You Get Financially Fit

by Invisor Last updated on March 29, 2017

Whether you're a regular or not-so-regular gym-goer, there's something we can all agree on: keeping up your fitness level takes work. 

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How To Find the Best Chequing Account

by RateHub.ca Last updated on March 22, 2017
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Everyone has a chequing account. There’s a good chance your parents helped you set up your first account (and that you opened it at the same bank they use), or that you got one as soon as you landed your first job.

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'I have netted almost nothing over the last decade.'

by Invisor Last updated on March 15, 2017
 
This article was originally published on The Globe and Mail.
 
Louise is a 59-year-old self-employed performance artist who is looking to slow down in the next few years and retire at age 65. Her financial goals include some home renovations, paying off her mortgage, buying a new car, building a small cabin, and retiring with $42,000 per year.
 
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Do I Need A Will?

by Invisor Last updated on March 07, 2017

Having a strong financial plan not only allows you and your family to enjoy the things you value, but it also protects you in the case that an accident or death occurs. We’ve talked about making sure you’re protected with proper insurance coverage, but there’s another element to supporting your family when you’re no longer here: keeping an up-to-date will.

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Does Paying an Annual Fee for a Credit Card Make Sense?

by RateHub.ca Last updated on February 15, 2017
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Are credit cards with annual fees worth it? That’s a common question people ask when they’re applying for a new card. Psychologically, for many of us, it doesn’t make sense to pay a fee for a credit card. However, when you look at it from a pure financial point of view, credit cards with an annual fee may very well be worth it.

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What is Risk Tolerance?

by Invisor Last updated on February 08, 2017

Risk plays a big part in your investment plan. Whether you opt for a more conservative route, or prefer a high-risk, high-growth approach, understanding how risk fits into your portfolio is essential in creating a plan that works for your goals.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Finances in 2017

by Jordann Brown, RateHub.ca Last updated on January 18, 2017

Now that the New Year has come and gone, it's time to start thinking about how you are going to improve yourself in 2017. Maybe you want to return to a regular gym habit or start eating healthier, but have you considered making a commitment to improving your finances first? 

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Why Should I Care About CRM2?

by Invisor Last updated on January 11, 2017

Last year, regulators announced the Client Relationship Model - Version 2 (CRM2), which included a key requirement that financial advisors explicitly disclose all investment fees charged to clients. The regulation, which went into force in July 2016, is required to be implemented by all financial advisors by January 2017. 

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Practical Money Lessons From The Greatest Generation

by Invisor Last updated on November 09, 2016

The phrase stuck when Tom Brokaw published his 1998 book about the generation that lived through the great depression, fought in World War II, and ushered in an era of productivity, opening the door to the affluence we enjoy today. 

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