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Leah Drewcock: Why I am thankful to be a Licensed Insolvency Trustee

I was just a few years out of high school and still lived at home with my parents when I started working as an accounting and finance student at one of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms.

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What Happens When You Commit to a Consumer Proposal (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

How Do I Know I Am In Financial Trouble (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

The warning signs of personal financial trouble are everywhere. Knowing what they are and how to recognize them can be the difference between quickly recovering from one or two bad months and being trapped in a months or years-long battle with debt. ...

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How do I know if I have too much debt? Six signs that don’t lie

This question comes up a lot, but it’s a difficult one to answer. While everyone loves a good benchmark, there’s never a clear-cut answer for how much debt is too much for any individual.

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Secured Debt and Unsecured Debt: What Are They & What Are the Differences?

When dealing with debt, the consumer is often faced with unfamiliar terms, such as “secured debt,” and “unsecured debt.” Debt is debt, right? Well, not quite!

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What is a debt management program and is it better than Bankruptcy?

For many people, the stress and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic has only served to compound existing financial difficulties. Loss of income and rising debt loads are adding to the stress and forcing individuals to look at options they never thought...

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Can creditors seize or garnish government retirement benefits?

One of the biggest concerns among indebted pensioners is whether creditors have the right to seize or garnish their Canada Pension Benefits (CPP) and Old Age Security Benefits (OAS).

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Tax debt? You have options

This year’s tax season will more than likely be extra challenging for the nearly nine million Canadians who applied for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit in 2020.

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Be financially strong as an ox!

The Canadian economy has enjoyed more than 10 years of robust growth, yet only around half of Canadians are in good financial shape — and the COVID-19 pandemic certainly hasn’t improved matters.

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Financial Scams (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Financial scams have been around for decades. But they have never been as common and invasive as they are today. The internet, online banking and countless other technologies have enabled fraudsters to invade people’s lives and trick them into handing...

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