Plenty of shortcomings in Canadians? financial habits


Archive for August, 2012

Plenty of shortcomings in Canadians? financial habits

Canadian consumers are lacking knowledge and skills in many aspects of their personal finances, a recent survey by Desjardins Group suggests. The survey of 3,000 Canadians, as part of the Desjardins Personal Finance Index, reveals numerous shortcomings…

Mba: Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week As Refis Dropped

Applications for home mortgages fell last week as demand for refinancing dropped for the fourth week in a row, though interest in purchases rose, an industry group said on Wednesday.

Don’t Fall Victim To Latest Computer Scams

The feds say more than one million people filed complaints about identity theft in 2011 — many of them, falling victim online. Here's a look at some of the latest high-tech scams and how to keep them at bay.

Business news in brief

The value of residential construction in metropolitan Philadelphia in the first seven months of the year was 34 percent higher than in the same period in 2011, McGraw Hill reported.

Here's When You Know It's Time To File For Bankruptcy

Here’s a recent email from a reader that offers the opportunity to talk about when enough is enough. Dear Stacy, I know you deal with a LOT of debt collection questions, but I couldn’t find the answer to mine in a search of your website’maybe I don’t h…

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves…

Avoiding identity theft is a 3D project

Penny Rathbun/Staff photo Prosper Bank vice president and compliance officer Jerrica Anderson holds up a pamphlet available at Prosper Bank when she spoke to the Preston Trails Rotary chapter in Celina in June about how consumers can protect themselves…

Carlyle Group acted without license, Kuwaiti firm claims

KUWAIT CITY A Kuwaiti company suing the Carlyle Group over a $25 million investment that went bad is now accusing the private equity firm of marketing the deal without a license as it seeks to have its case heard in Kuwaiti courts.

Secrets of the Rich

In the trenches of class warfare, the wealthy are winning.

Money Insider: Despite their high rates, these credit cards are good news

This week saw the launch of another credit card advertising an actual percentage rate in excess of 35 per cent. Surprisingly, I'm not going to rant about the extortionate-looking interest rate, but focus on the positive, ie the option it gives peo…