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Jim Greene is a freelance writer based in the Toronto, Canada area. He has been writing professionally since 2001 and has an extensive professional background in consumer research, personal finance and economics.

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The Largest Remote Employers You Can Apply To Today

Many labor market experts believe COVID-19 will have a lasting if not permanent effect on the way people engage with employment. The huge shift toward remote work, which was sparked by the pandemic, is still going strong. Many companies, including multiple major players in the technology industry, have already integrated offsite work into their current […]

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Online Fraud: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2020 Internet Crime Report reveals sobering statistics about the prevalence of online fraud. During that year, the FBI received nearly 800,000 complaints — a year-over-year increase of more than 300,000 cases. Complainants reported financial losses totaling a whopping $4.2 billion. The trends indicate sharp rises in online crime, with phishing, […]

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7 minute read

senior falling for credit card scam

Common Scams That Target Seniors (and How to Avoid Them)

According to the National Council on Aging, older adults suffer annual financial losses of about $3 billion to fraud schemes. These heartless crimes can devastate victims, who are often on meager fixed incomes and reliant on their savings. In most cases, the losses cannot be recovered. That often leaves victims in precarious financial situations. Unfortunately, […]

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8 minute read

Buying a condo

Buying a Condo: Pros, Cons & Everything You Need to Know

From an ownership perspective, there’s a lot to like about condominiums. They offer a convenient, practical lifestyle, especially in larger cities. Condos also tend to have more accessible pricing. This boosts their appeal to first-time buyers and people in younger demographic groups. Many older people and retirees also downsize from detached homes to condos in […]

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Buying a foreclosed house

Buying a Foreclosed Home: Pros, Cons, and a Step-By-Step Guide

“Get rich investing in real estate!” “Buy homes for pennies on the dollar!” These are the kinds of statements people often associate with real estate foreclosures. In reality, property foreclosures seldom lead to get-rich-quick success. Great deals are out there, for sure. However, it takes a lot of work and due diligence to reap those […]

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Must-Know Tips for New Landlords

Real estate is often touted as one of the best investments, especially for people with limited financial knowledge. Famous industrialist Andrew Carnegie once noted that 90% of millionaires made their money in real estate. Dollar for dollar, experts agree that property ownership is one of the safest and most reliable ways to build wealth. However, […]

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