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How to Effectively Manage Through Economic Downturn with Tracey Bissett

How to Effectively Manage Through Economic Downturn

“For her own finances, Bissett reviewed her cash flow, reduced expenses where possible, and applied for government programs where she qualified. Like any forward-looking business, she also “reached out to contacts to see where [she] can assist.” Just as you’re dealing with new challenges, so are your customers and clients. You may be the source of a new and creative solution to whatever they’re facing today.”

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3 in 10 Canadians couldn’t pay bills if they lost job due to coronavirus, per Ipsos survey

People have been sounding the alarm about rising food and rent costs for years. More than a quarter of Canadians indicated they’d be out of money within a month if they lost their jobs, per a 2014 survey from the Bank of Montreal. “I’m not surprised,” says Tracey Bissett, chief financial fitness trainer at Bissett Financial Fitness Inc. If anything, Bissett says, she’d guess the Ipsos poll is a little conservative.

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Close to retirement? Don’t panic, say financial experts

“Don’t go into a downward spiral,” Bissett said. “If you have a financial advisor, call them and talk to them to get some perspective on the situation. They have data and can also speak about past downturns. You can’t get perspective on your own if you’re freaked out. “At times like these, really good financial advisors and planners show up for you.”

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Ten proven ways to pay less tax this year

Check your email for receipts…Don’t miss out on credit for charitable deductions because you haven’t bothered to collect your donation receipts, says Tracey Bissett, president of Bissett Financial Fitness Inc. in Toronto.

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The dangers of only making minimum credit card payments

The dangers of only making minimum credit card payments

Tracey Bissett, chief financial fitness trainer at Bissett Financial Fitness Inc., suggested you use a credit card payment calculator to see exactly how long it would take you to pay off debt if you only make the minimum payment each month because increasing your monthly payment by even a small amount will shorten the time it will take you to pay off your balance by a lot.

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