Consumer education

Savings and Chequing (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide is an introduction to savings and chequing accounts.

The authors use a chart to show how saving a small amount of regularly can add up to a large sum over time and describe different types of financial products for savings. They also discuss chequing accounts, electronic banking and smart cards.

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2011-05-10

Repair Your Credit (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide offers strategies for repairing the damage from a bad credit history.

The authors begin by explaining how to get a copy of your credit report and review it for accuracy. They go on to explain how long negative credit information can be reported and discuss how credit counselling will affect a credit score.

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2011-05-10

Planning Your Golden Years: A Retirement Guide (2009)

This self-help guide, prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, offers advice on planning for retirement. The authors encourage users of this guide to think about what they really want from retirement and to set realistic financial goals.

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2011-05-06

Taxes: Save Money, Solve Problems (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide focuses on saving money on taxes.

The authors include information on maintaining records for tax time and explain what steps to take if it will be difficult to pay taxes that are owed. They also include information on eligible tax deductions that are often overlooked, like charitable donations, childcare costs and certain medical expenses.

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2011-04-29

Save Energy, Save Money (2009)

This self-help guide, prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, offers tips for saving money by reducing energy consumption.

Most of the tips focus on heating and cooling a house, like turning the thermostat down at night or planting trees to shade the house.

The authors have also included a section of general tips for saving money and tracking expenditures.

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2011-04-29

Managing your money: Why it is important to start young (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide explains why it is important for young people to learn to manage their money.

The authors offer guidelines for setting financial goals; explain how to track expenses; and provide tips for setting up a budget. They also explain why credit card companies market their products to teenagers and offer tips for handling credit wisely.

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2011-04-15

Make the most of your credit score (2009)

This self-help guide, prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, focuses on credit scores.

The authors explain that a credit score is a formula that lenders use to predict risk when issuing loans, setting a credit limit on an existing account or deciding what interest rate to charge on an account.

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2011-04-12

When love, marriage and money come together (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide deals with the financial implications of marriage.

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2011-04-12

Identity theft (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide focuses on the growing problem of identity theft.

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2011-04-12

Holiday survival guide (2009)

This self-help guide, one of a series prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, offers practical suggestions for enjoying the holiday season without going into debt.

The authors emphasize the need to plan for holiday expenses and offer suggestions for gifts that are free. They also include tips on shopping within a budget and avoiding scams.

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2011-04-08

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