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Trade Misinvoicing Costs African Countries Billions

By Farangis Abdurazokzoda Africa Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC (IPS) – Misinvoiced trade in five African countries cost their governments billions of dollars in tax revenue and facilitated at least 60.8 billion dollars in illicit financial flows from 2002 to 2011, says ...

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The Marketing Savvy Of Island Sunset’s Sharon Cleghorn

The Marketing Savvy Of Island Sunset’s Sharon Cleghorn

By Dwain Wellington Rattray Pride Contributing Editor The summer of 2012 saw Sharon Cleghorn step out of her role as an accounting professional, to shoulder the responsibility of running Island Sunset Restaurant and Lounge, which her father opened in the ...

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Could Your Mortgage Use A Spring Check-Up?

Could Your Mortgage Use A Spring Check-Up?

By Jon McKay Pride Mortgage Agent Now that spring has sprung, it’s a perfect time for your annual mortgage health check-up. If you make time for a quick review each spring, it may yield you some fruitful financial savings. Your ...

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Managing Your Housing Costs

Managing Your Housing Costs

More than 25 percent of Canadian households spend over the affordability threshold on housing, according to Statistics Canada’s National Household Survey. The threshold, set by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), is defined as 30 percent of household income ...

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How To Keep Your Emotions From Dictating Your Financial Future

4 Tips from World-Renowned Financial Advisor You’ve probably heard of emotional eating, but financial advisor Matthew T. Shafer says emotional investing is a problem that needs to be recognized society-wide, especially since the economy has been in such sharp focus ...

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Single Ladies Buying Homes

Single Ladies Buying Homes

By Jon McKay Pride Columnist It’s becoming increasingly apparent that a greater number of women are now taking the reigns when it comes to home purchases. There’s a growing trend among single women – and, more precisely, professional single women ...

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Retirees’ Options For Accessing Home Equity

Retirees’ Options For Accessing Home Equity

Close to 11 million Canadians – 60 percent of the workforce – do not have access to a workplace pension plan, according to the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), which suggests that a looming pension crisis may lie ahead ...

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