James Burns

James Burns is a freelance writer and copywriter. With a background in journalism, financial services and marketing, he writes for a wide range of companies across the financial services spectrum. His articles and blogs provide financial advice and insights to both consumers and businesses.
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Why you should get a mortgage from a credit union

Did you know that credit unions are collectively Canada’s second-biggest mortgage lender? Or that, instead of just customers, they have members who share ownership of their credit union?  Unlike big…

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How to choose the right mortgage option for you

Two-thirds of Canadians are homeowners, and just over half of those people have a mortgage. Whether you already own your home or you’re in the market to buy one, you…

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What is inflation and what does it mean for your budget?

Inflation is dominating the news in the latter half of 2022, and for good reason. In June it reached 8.1% — its highest level in 39 years — and remained…

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Four ways to keep spending in check this holiday season

The holiday season is full of social events, travel and gift-giving. All occasions to enjoy, but potentially also occasions where you need to dip into your savings. It’s natural to…

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Follow these ‘5 Cs’ when applying for a business loan

Follow these ‘5 Cs’ when applying for a business loan

If you need financing to run or grow your company, you’re not alone. In 2022, 15% of all Canadian businesses applied for new financing in one or more of these…

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