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Getting Out of Debt Reduces Stress
Jeane Herman-5260; Jeane Herman 5260
2019-10-04T16:00:00Z 10/4/2019 4:00:00 PM

If you’re struggling with debt, you may have missed payments, debts may have gone to a collections agency and your stress levels are through the roof.


Categories: Lifestyle Debt;Debt Help;Bankruptcy
The 4 Stages of Debt Collection
Randy Kobbert-144; Randy Kobbert 144
2019-09-25T16:00:00Z 9/25/2019 4:00:00 PM

Whether it’s due to a job loss, marital separation or spending beyond your means, debt and interest costs can quickly become unmanageable.


Categories: Debt Help;Lifestyle Debt
What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Taxes?
Selina Jacobson-13986;Lana Gilbertson-5635; Selina Jacobson, Lana Gilbertson 13986, 5635
2019-08-26T15:00:00Z 8/26/2019 3:00:00 PM

All debt can be overwhelming, but there’s no creditor quite as frightening as the all-mighty tax collector.


Categories: Debt Help;Lifestyle Debt
I’ve Decided to Get Credit Again – How Do I Manage It?
Selina Jacobson-13986;Linda Paul-7372; Selina Jacobson, Linda Paul 13986, 7372
2019-08-21T16:00:00Z 8/21/2019 4:00:00 PM

This is the second in a two-part series about responsible credit management after an insolvency.


Categories: Alternatives to Bankruptcy;Bankruptcy;Consumer Proposal;Debt Help;Lifestyle Debt
Ontario consumer insolvencies jump 13 percent in the second quarter, one of the highest increases in the country
David Gowling-7219; David Gowling 7219
2019-08-20T20:00:00Z 8/20/2019 8:00:00 PM

August 20, 2019 – Underscoring Ontarians' financial vulnerabilities when it comes to debt, the latest official figures from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) continue to reinforce the mounting strain on many households in the province. The number of Ontarians who filed for insolvency in the second quarter of 2019 was up 13.5 per cent compared to the same quarter of last year, the greatest increase compared to the other provinces besides Newfoundland. Compared to the first quarter of this year, insolvencies in Ontario were up 13.8 per cent.


Categories: In the Community;Press and Media;Lifestyle Debt
Newfoundland and Labrador consumer insolvencies jump 22 per cent in the second quarter, the highest increase in the country
Greg Gosse-11669; Greg Gosse 11669
2019-08-20T19:00:00Z 8/20/2019 7:00:00 PM

Underscoring financial vulnerabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador when it comes to consumer debt, the latest official figures from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) continue to reinforce the mounting strain on many households in the province. The number of Newfoundland and Labrador residents who filed for insolvency in the second quarter of 2019 was up 22.4 per cent compared to the same quarter of last year, the greatest increase compared to the rest of the country. Consumer insolvencies in Newfoundland and Labrador were up 19.2 per cent compared to the first quarter of this year.


Categories: In the Community;Press and Media;Lifestyle Debt
Alberta consumer insolvencies jump 10 per cent in the second quarter
Zaki Alam-2446; Zaki Alam 2446
2019-08-20T16:00:00Z 8/20/2019 4:00:00 PM

Underscoring Albertans' financial vulnerabilities when it comes to debt, the latest official figures from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) continue to reinforce the mounting strain on many households in the province. The number of Albertans who filed for insolvency in the second quarter of 2019 was up 10.6 per cent compared to the same quarter of last year and up 7.8 per cent compared to the first quarter of this year.


Categories: In the Community;Lifestyle Debt;Press and Media
British Columbia consumer insolvencies jump 11 per cent in the second quarter
Lana Gilbertson-5635; Lana Gilbertson 5635
2019-08-20T16:00:00Z 8/20/2019 4:00:00 PM

Underscoring British Columbians' financial vulnerabilities when it comes to consumer debt, the latest official figures from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) continue to reinforce the mounting strain on many households in the province. The number of British Columbians who filed for insolvency in the second quarter of 2019 was up 11.1 per cent compared to the first quarter and up 5.2 per cent compared to the same quarter of last year.


Categories: In the Community;Press and Media;Lifestyle Debt
Cash-strapped Canadians may be treating homes like ATMs to pay bills
Grant Bazian-3755; Grant Bazian 3755
2019-08-20T16:00:00Z 8/20/2019 4:00:00 PM

Home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have emerged as one of the biggest contributors to the growth of household debt in Canada, particularly in markets where real estate values have surged over the last decade. The latest data from the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) shows that the balance of loans secured by residential real estate has reached another record high of 269 billion in June.


Categories: In the Community;Lifestyle Debt;Press and Media
Debt expert cautions Quebecers not to use HELOCs to pay other bills
Frederic Lachance-7664; Frederic Lachance 7664
2019-08-20T16:00:00Z 8/20/2019 4:00:00 PM

Home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) have emerged as one of the biggest contributors to the growth of household debt in Canada, particularly in markets where real estate values have surged over the last decade. The latest data from the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) shows that the balance of loans secured by residential real estate has reached another record high of 269 billion in June.


Categories: In the Community;Press and Media;Lifestyle Debt

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