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Just $200 Could Throw 50% of Canadians into Financial Ruin
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2017-06-12T18:00:00Z 6/12/2017 6:00:00 PM

Pair soaring debt with a general lack of financial literacy throughout Canada and we’ve got ourselves a perfect storm.


Categories: Press and Media;In the Community;Lifestyle Debt;Debt Help
MNP Consumer Debt Sentiment Survey – B.C. Update
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2017-05-09T20:00:00Z 5/9/2017 8:00:00 PM

The latest MNP Consumer Debt Sentiment Survey shows that a lack of financial literacy skills may be intensifying British Columbians’ consumer debt binge.


Categories: Press and Media;In the Community;Debt Help;Lifestyle Debt
Nearly forty per cent of British Columbians concerned about making debt payments if interest rates increase
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2017-04-13T15:00:00Z 4/13/2017 3:00:00 PM

As the nation awaits the Bank of Canada’s (BOC) next announcement on interest rates, British Columbians’ debt anxieties are being highlighted by a new Ipsos survey conducted on behalf of MNP Debt.


Categories: Press and Media;Lifestyle Debt;In the Community;Debt Help
British Columbia and the Consumer Debt Conundrum
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2017-03-28T21:00:00Z 3/28/2017 9:00:00 PM

While you’ve managed to stay afloat thus far, do you find yourself relying on credit to get from one payment to the next?


Categories: Press and Media;In the Community;Lifestyle Debt;Bankruptcy
B. C’s Consumer Insolvency Rates Declined in 2016. That’s a Good Thing Isn’t It?
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2017-03-15T20:00:00Z 3/15/2017 8:00:00 PM

While consumer insolvency rates continue to increase in many provinces, consumer insolvencies (bankruptcies and Consumer Proposals) filed in B.C. were down almost 7% from 2015.


Categories: Bankruptcy
Did Holiday Spending Leave You in a Financial Pinch?
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2017-01-30T16:00:00Z 1/30/2017 4:00:00 PM

As Canadians struggle under the pressure of an ever-increasing cost-of-living and a sluggish economy, many find this time of year especially difficult as they try to navigate around the costs of debt.


Categories: Press and Media;Debt Help
How to Survive the Holiday Season Without Breaking the Bank
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2016-12-14T21:00:00Z 12/14/2016 9:00:00 PM

With the holidays around the corner, financially strapped Canadian families are wondering how to make it through without breaking the bank.


Categories: Lifestyle Debt;Debt Help
Overspending on the Holidays: Unexpected Expenses Can Cost Canadians More Than They Think
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2016-12-06T16:00:00Z 12/6/2016 4:00:00 PM

Canadians plan to spend 17 per cent more this Christmas than last, according to Accenture’s annual Canada Holiday Shopping Survey, an average of $873 compared to the $744 they expected to spend last year.


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Nearly half of all homeowners are concerned about their ability to make their mortgage payments when interest rates rise: survey
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2016-11-11T15:00:00Z 11/11/2016 3:00:00 PM

Nearly half (47 per cent) of all homeowners with a mortgage agree in that they’re concerned about their ability to make their mortgage payments when interest rates rise, according to a survey conducted by MNP Debt.


Categories: Press and Media;Lifestyle Debt;In the Community;Debt Help
Economic Change is On the Horizon
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2016-10-18T15:00:00Z 10/18/2016 3:00:00 PM

Fortunately, there are some simple steps that British Columbians can take to be more financially prepared for a shift in our economy.


Categories: Debt Help

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