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Hot Topic: Consumer Debt

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Debt can be suffocating. Sometimes half the battle is knowing where to begin. Understand your credit scores and reports and learn how to reduce your debt.

Take Control of Your Finances

Getting control of your finances isn't just about budgeting your money - it ensures that you control where your money goes so that you don't have to rely on high-interest borrowing, or deal with collection agencies. Consulting a budget counsellor and reviewing your credit report are some great first steps.

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Useful Information to Help You In the Marketplace

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Common questions

Be aware. Read our Common Consumer Questions and learn how to protect yourself before you make a purchase.

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Information for Canadians

Find consumer information on a wide range of topics from authoritative, original sources by visiting

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Build your buying skills

Learn some helpful basic buying tips you can use and apply today to help you become a well-informed and knowledgeable consumer.

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Tips for Household Savings
Find tips, information, tools and resources to help you make smarter spending decisions.

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Fight identity theft
Tips to help protect your identity and to avoid being a victim of identity theft.

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Clothing symbols guide
Keep your clothes looking new and fresh using this handy apparel care guide

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