Keep Your Private Purchases Private

If you’re lit up that it’s now legal to spark up a little weed in this country, just be careful how you’re paying for it. The same goes with ordering your DNA report.

What most people don’t realize is these actions could come back to haunt you. Especially if you leave a trail of your purchases.

Consider using cash or a pre-paid credit card and a post office box if you’re buying a product or service that might reveal your health history or record an action that still isn’t legal in many countries.

Keep your private info and actions private.

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As the Consumer Advocate for FP Canada, I know that financial literacy is paramount to your well-being. Equally important to your long-term success is working with a qualified professional. To find a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional in your area that will help guide you on all matters of money, check out this Find Your Planner tool.

FP Canada is a national professional body working in the public interest (formerly known as the Financial Planning Standards Council). FP Canada is dedicated to fostering better financial health for Canadians by certifying professional financial planners and leading the advancement of professional financial planning in Canada.

For more on financial planning and how to get started, watch What is a financial planner? and What is a financial plan?