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Carolyne Braid is a community correspondent for Crescentwood. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Time to review spending, debts?2 minute read Preview Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Now that the holiday season is gone, the credit card bills are soon to arrive. Paying down debt while saving money can be a balancing act. Taking an honest look and developing a plan is key to ensuring good financial health.
“Given pandemic restrictions, I think a lot of Manitobans who have the means — or the available credit — have shopped online like never before,” said Michael van Lierop, president and CEO of New Outlook Wealth. “The ease of making instant purchasing decisions, sometimes ones with large price tags, makes it difficult for most consumers to control their spending.”
Most online retailers have reported that their sales rose dramatically in 2020.
“Even if you made some purchases on Amazon in 2019, you likely did the rest in the mall or at a local shop,” van Lierop said.