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How to Apply for a Mortgage Online in Canada

Are you looking to apply for a mortgage online?

With technological advancement, it’s never been easier to apply for and get approved for a mortgage right from your home, and without the need for a face-to-face meeting.

Some things you need to prepare before applying for a mortgage online, are as follows:

– A reputable credit score, and

– Proof of income

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How to Survive a Layoff?

A layoff is a traumatic experience. I experienced it first hand, 9 years ago, roughly a year after migrating to Canada.

In the Philippines, there’s no such a thing as lay off, well at least before the pandemic hit. I was never laid off from a job before. Like most people experiencing this surprising event, my initial reaction was to panic. Realizing that I could qualify for Employment Insurance (EI), I panicked less but I needed to come up with a plan fast!

Losing a job means losing your income source, and you have to be quick to get another one to maintain your household’s financial security.

In Canada, being laid off is just part of the game, yes, even after your probation period. If the company you work for experiences some difficulties, the lower-ranked employees are always the first ones to go.

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Understanding Personal Financial Risk Management

Risk is inherent in all aspects of our daily lives, yet is an often overlooked piece of the financial puzzle. Oftentimes, you’ll hear financial risk management strategies applied to business operations and investments, this is because risk management is so important to the survival and success of businesses and investment portfolio; its importance, however, is …

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Welcome to SmartWealth Blog!

This is where we’re going to post, 100% free-content to empower clients like you make well-informed financial decisions from spending, budgeting, money management, asset protection to wealth-building strategies. As independent financial advisors in Canada, our team is dedicated to helping Canadians achieve a good financial future and we believe, financial education plays a crucial part. …

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