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What is a FICO Score?

Take the mystery out of FICO and how your credit score is calculated, then learn what you can do to improve it.

Do you know what a FICO score is? If not, you’re not alone.

First, what is FICO? FICO is simply the acronym of the name of the company that developed the credit score called Fair Isaac Company.

It is a […]

Who Needs A Gym?

Workouts You Can Do At Home

Gym memberships can cost a lot of money, especially if you have premium services or attend gyms that specialize in particular fitness regimens. Over time, unused memberships set you back thousands of dollars.

Now, if you’re regularly going to the gym and feel that you’re getting your money’s worth, great! Don’t […]

Easy Home Maintenance To Save Money

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make. Maintaining it regularly can prevent complicated and costly repairs down the road. At Affirm Financial, we understand that saving money wherever and whenever you can, can sometime make the biggest differences. Here are eight simple and inexpensive maintenance tips that will help you maximize your […]

How To Save At The Grocery Store…Before Walking In

Canadians throw away $31B of food per year – that works out to approximately $885 per person. If you have a family of four, you’re looking at more than $3,500! That’s enough for a renovation project, a significant debt payment or a vacation.

There’s no question that we could all save a lot more money if […]

Credit Bureaus and Your Score: What You Need to Know

Getting your finances back on track often starts with improving your credit score. However, consumers often don’t understand what credit bureaus consider in determining your score. In fact, some people may not even know which information is contained in their credit report.  The following tips offer a glimpse into the world of credit bureaus and […]

Creating A Successful Family Budget

Setting up a family budget may be a process most people would rather avoid. However, spending a few hours crunching some numbers – and sticking to them – will help you and your family get back on track. A budget also reduces stress and allows you to enjoy life a little more, rather than constantly […]