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Global Gluttony Continues

Taking on debt in basic terms simply means stealing from our future income in order to purchase or consume something today. If we do enough of it what will be left of our future income in order to purchase or consume in the future?  Is there not an inevitable wall that will be hit?  Will…

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GIVE – Just Do It

Some of the most troublesome aspects of gift giving are the materialism and commercialism that are so inextricably woven into the fabric of Christmas and the attendant pressure of giving gifts to others out of a sense of obligation, rather than freely out of love. While we can all identify with such pressure, it is…

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Unadulterated Indifference

A March 3, 2015 report by credit reporting firm Equifax indicates that Canadians are taking on more and more debt, despite an uncertain economy with total consumer debt including mortgages rose to $1.529 trillion at the end of 2014.  This represents a 7.7 per cent increase from $1.42 trillion at the end of 2013, including a…

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Consumer Debt Levels – Moar! Moar! Moar!

  No, the above is not a typo.  According to urbandictionary.com “moar” is a combination of more and roar.  We thought it to be the best fitting headline when it comes to addressing the Canadian consumer’s apparently insatiable appetite for debt. Debt is technically a noun, but to simple laymen like us here at Case,…

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Statistics Canada on Household Debt

Statistics Canada released its latest report on household debt on Friday.  A copy of the complete report can be downloaded by clicking here: http://www.invoice911.ca/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/Household-debt-in-Canada-2012-03-23.pdf Some keys points the writer found of interest: In 1980 the ratio of household debt to personal income was 66%; this ratio recently passed the 150% figure in 2011.  This means…

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Dec/Jan 2012 – Merry Christmas 2011

At CASE we're celebrating the Christmas Season by donating the money we would have spent of paper cards to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. E-Cards are better for the environment, and with our donation, they're more beneficial for your community too! We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas. From all of us at…

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