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.

ACU invests in Jubilee Fund’s new Rent Guarantee Program

Jubilee Fund’s new program is aiming to secure affordable housing for women and children experiencing barriers to finding a safe place to call home. Everyone deserves a safe place to…

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Practical strategies to pay off your mortgage earlier

While it may be tempting to stretch out the term of your mortgage to keep your payments down, it will cost you more — much more — in the long run….

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Federal budget impacts on homeowners
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Federal budget delivers game-changer for first-time homebuyers

Most Manitobans are well aware of how much real estate has skyrocketed in recent years. By the end of 2021, home prices in Winnipeg had risen by 9.6% year-over-year. In…

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How you can participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The topic of this article is a difficult subject to address, yet so important for the progression of our communities. It highlights a dark period in Canadian history — one…

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Renting vs. owning: Can you afford to buy a house?

Owning a home seems to be an increasingly distant dream for many young Canadians. A recent survey found that 80% of 18 to 28-year-old urban dwellers were worried they wouldn’t…

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How to openly and honestly talk about money with family and friends

If you’re like many people, you may have an aversion to discussing finances. Discussing one’s personal finances is taboo for lots of people. Even just thinking about it can be…

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