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Canadian Credit Card guide – What you need to know – part 1

The previous post discussed Credit in general, credit score, and credit history. This post is going to get into the details of Credit cards, where to apply, what type of credit card is best, and especially talk about people on Work permit or who have a social Insurance number starting with 9. While the advice in…

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Credit Cards, Credit Score, Credit History and Credit Bureaus in Canada – Sharkhacks credit FAQ

“Sorry Sir!  It looks like you have been declined for a credit card. You might want to call them and check why you have been rejected. Have a nice day!” I could not believe it! It was my 3rd or 4th time applying for a credit card in Toronto. The cashier made others wait in…

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How to get Health and Medical Care in Toronto – Sharkhacks guide to Canada’s Health Care System

If you follow my blog then you probably know I have had my trouble with Canada’s health care system in the past. With that said I still think we have a decent health care system here. First let’s start by stating that Canada has a publicly funded, private provided, health care system.  What this means is that you…

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Finding the right Bank for you in Toronto – Banking FAQ – Sharkhacks guide to selecting your bank(s)

Let’s face it. I hate most banks here and bankers. Banks charge you money to keep your money!! Here is a funny rant from my favourite comedian Louis CK on the topic I have been in Canada for many years now and I have dealt with almost all banks. I have yet to find the perfect…

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Finding the right place to live in Toronto (The Sharkhacks FAQ to finding your dream home)

Finding where to live once you move to Toronto is an art and a science. There are a few things that are crucial to where you live, and picking the right place. Single and ready to mingle? or moving with your family? If you are single then I highly recommend the downtown area for you. A…

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