When it comes to resolving personal debt, Bankruptcy is not usually the preferred option, but at times, it may be the most prudent. It offers relief from unmanageable debt that may have been growing for years, allowing you a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
While Consumer Proposals can be tough on your credit rating, you can start rebuilding your credit almost immediately after filing. Your credit rating is an assessment of risk, and a representation of your record of paying back what you owe. It’s constantly changing to reflect your payments and delinquencies, which means that, by doing these
I was asked an interesting question the other day: “Is there such a thing as an unlicensed Insolvency Trustee?” The short answer is no— the Insolvency Trustee certification is very strictly regulated by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB). However, there are unregulated advisors for debt-related issues, known as debt consultants.
When challenged by debt that continues to grow, credit counselling may be a great course of action: It can provide you with an insightful and practical set of resources to get your finances back on track, and help you avoid falling too deep into insurmountable debt. It’s also an important part of the Bankruptcy process,
If you struggle with debt, you are not alone. Canadians are living with more debt today than in previous generations, and the major contributing factor to this unprecedented level of debt is overspending, and living beyond our means.
Owning your first home is an exciting milestone, but for many people, it may seem like a hopeless or impossible dream. If you want to purchase a home in the next few years, but currently find yourself in debt, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) can help.
In a perfect world, all of your personal debts (including mortgages, credit cards, car payments, personal loans, lines of credit, etc.) would be fully paid off before you retire. This is generally considered ‘best practice’ because upon retirement, we rely on subsidized income (such as retirement savings, workplace pensions, RRSPs, CPP) for our living expenses.
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If your debt has reached a level that seems impossible to pay off, it’s important to know that you are not alone. Consumer debt has reached an all-time high in Ontario and an increasing number of people are unable to keep up with their financial obligations. Thankfully, Bankruptcy is an option to wipe the slate
If you’re in your 20’s, you may find that money is in short supply. Perhaps you’ve got student loans to pay off and are trying to juggle a part-time job on top of school commitments. Or maybe you’re trying to make ends meet for rent and car payments on the starting salary of your first