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Debt Counselors
Never give up If you have never had to count your pennies (literally) to live day to day, you may not be able to empathize with today’s featured clients. But believe you me, when times are desperate, it can feel like there is no way out – and people give up. Where do you think...
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This student is really good with money James is the same age as Josh, and entered university five years ago with a similar dream. His family had always been desperately poor – he knew right from the get go there would be no financial support from his parents. His parents always lived within their means...
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This student  cannot handle credit Josh was entering first year university when I first met him six years ago. His parents had recently applied for bankruptcy, and money was very tight in the family. They had still not adapted to a life without easy access to credit, and they prevailed upon their son to borrow...
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Bankruptcy trustee shares information So much is being written these days about Canada being a debtors’ nation, and that average household debt is at an all-time high. What kind of relief can people get from their debts? There are several approaches, some of them worthwhile, some of them offensive. Back in 2010, we interviewed Jordan...
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Regular people want to borrow money Earlier this year, I advertised my credit counseling services in Toronto’s major newspapers. The phone rang off the hook. Interestingly, very few people call hoping to enter into a consumer proposal or even bankruptcy. Most want to borrow MORE MONEY, as a way to solve their financial problems. No...
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Proposal and bankruptcy consumers feel relief Over the past few months I have attended more than thirty insolvency counselling sessions with clients who have recently either declared bankruptcy or entered into consumer proposals. By law, anyone entering into one of these debt solutions MUST attend two credit counselling sessions over the next few months after...
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Couple spends more than they make Brian and Susan have down sized their home three times in the past two years. Brian used to be a self employed website designer, making close to $100,000 per year, but business dried up when the recession was in full force, and he finally accepted a job in an unrelated...
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Spouse wants to declare bankruptcy It’s not unusual for someone to get nervous when their spouse is contemplating a bankruptcy. They worry their credit history, banking relationships, even their employment maybe compromised in some way. Recently I received an email from Jocelyn, who asked these questions: “If my common-law husband were to declare bankruptcy, what...
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Eliminating your debts There are many ways to deal with the problem of too many debts. Your creditors don’t really care how you got to where you are – they care about how much of their money are they going to get back. If you simply stop making payments, your creditors may eventually take the...
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