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MNP Insolvency Blog

The blog is a way for you to reach out to MNP Trustees in your area and ask an anonymous question about debt, bankruptcy or any financial issues you want to know more about. You will also find articles on debt management, bankruptcy issues and how changes to the Act might affect you.

A Consumer Proposal - The Potential Solution to your Debt Problems

Dealing with a personal financial crisis is stressful. Adding to the confusion are the numerous debt settlement companies and financial institutions offering different approaches for resolving your debt issues. Read more >

Have You Been the Victim of a Fraud and Debt Resulting from it?

Every year, thousands of people are the victim of a fraud. It might be identity theft, payment theft or e-mail fraud.  Read more >

RESPs in Alberta Soon to be Exempt in the Event you File for Bankruptcy

Certain amendments to legislation in Alberta received Royal Assent and are to be coming in to force effective April 1, 2014. One of these changes will be that RESPs (“registered education savings plans”) will be exempt. Read more >

Debt Consolidation or Consumer Proposal

A consolidation of debt is essentially a restructuring of a person’s existing outstanding debt by obtaining a loan from a financial institution or bank and paying off the existing debt and therefore creating for oneself a single payment with most likely a lower rate of interest. Read more >

Creditors Calling? Put an End to Harassing Phone Calls

Many people struggling from debt issues are afraid to answer the phone or open their mail. As debt issues get worse, the contact with creditors can become more frequent and more demanding. Read more >

Stress and Spending: An Endless Cycle

The link between stress and spending has long been established. In times of stress, many people make poor decisions about the use of credit and dealing with their debt issues.  Read more >

What happens if my partner files for a bankruptcy or proposal – Am I responsible?

This is a question that as Trustees we get asked a lot. The question you need to ask yourself is – “Did I co-sign or endorse” my partner’s debt?”  Read more >

Be Debt Free this New Year

This year, you are going to make financial health a priority. You are going to gain control of your finances, dig yourself out of debt and eliminate stress from your life.  Read more >

Money Management in the New Year

Not having a written down budget or financial plan is generally one of the first warning signs you may find yourself in financial difficulty. Read more >

New Year Bring Holiday Bills

The holiday season can be a joyful time, but can also increase the stresses of everyday life.  Read more >
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