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How to be debt free faster

When your debt is getting out of control, it is a good idea to consider using the services of a debt management company. These companies can provide valuable tips and proper guidance that you will need, lower your debt and eventually become debt free. There are many experienced and reliable debt settlement companies offering to help people manage their debt, but you should still research properly to be sure that you are hiring a company that is reputable and have your best interest in mind.

Ideally, you would hire a company that will not only provide you the right assistance and guide you on the road of becoming debt-free, but will also provide you with the insights to help you avoid getting into debt in the future.

EI premiums to be lowered to help cut payroll taxes

Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver says employment insurance premiums will be cut, reducing EI payroll taxes by nearly 15 per cent and saving businesses more than $550 million over the next two years.

The rate will be lowered to $1.60 for every $100 earned in 2015 and 2016, down from the current rate of $1.88.

How to build the habit of flossing

If you're building the habit of flossing just a single tooth each night, three things will happen:

You'll feel silly about not doing it. Flossing a single tooth is so easy, it's hard to feel okay about skipping it.You'll probably floss more than one tooth. Getting started on anything is the biggest hurdle. Once we've started, it's easy to just keep going.You'll build the habit. Although flossing just one tooth each night probably won't make your dentist too happy, after a few weeks have passed, the action will start to become a habit, i.e. something you do automatically, without thinking about it.

Toronto cyclist killed in Manitoba crash was cycling across country for charity

A Toronto man, cycling across the country to raise money for charity, was killed on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Brandon, Man., Monday evening.

Police say the 24-year-old cyclist was hit from behind around 8 p.m., just two kilometres west of Brandon. He has been identified by friends as Graeme Loader.

School zones with lower speed limits in effect

For the first time in 40 years, drivers will have to slow down to 30 kilometres an hour near elementary schools during school hours, after the motion was passed by City Council in July.

What is an e-cigarette?

E-cigarettes, which simulate real cigarettes, give off vapour and contain nicotine but no tobacco. In other words, the slender electronic device imitates conventional smoking by vaporizing liquid nicotine.

E-cigarette can also give a "smoker" a similar buzz to conventional cigarettes -- only the buzz comes through vapor and not highly toxic cigarette smoke.

When a user "inhales" on the mouthpiece, it powers up the device. It then vaporizes some of the liquid nicotine, which is located in an insert-able cartridge. The vaporized nicotine then flows through cigarette look-alike and into the user’s mouth. According to Popular Science, each hit contains 90 per cent of the nicotine from a conventional cigarette puff.