Blog 2017-11-29T18:26:25+00:00

Spring clean your finances too

Finally, the weather is warmer and we can come out of our winter hibernation. We feel the urge to spring clean our residences and our yards. Spending time outside also allows you to avoid those never-ending phone calls from collection agencies. Now is not the time to avoid your debt – spring clean it – just as you would your house and gardens. Here [...]

April 21st, 2015|

Consumers Beware – Gift Cards

It’s that time of year when we are all overwhelmed with seasonal events and Christmas shopping. What is the perfect gift for that person who has everything? A gift card or certificate seems like the ideal solution. A few ideas you may want to consider before spending your hard earned money: Purchase gift cards/certificates from a long standing, reputable business. Unfortunately, if the business closes [...]

December 3rd, 2014|

Why Choose a Consumer Proposal?

You make a decent income and own your own home but can’t seem to reduce your total debt load even though you make your monthly payments on time. The 29% interest charged on some credit cards makes it difficult to reduce the principal debt owing. A consumer proposal may be the solution that will finally provide you a plan to eliminate your debt. A few [...]

August 1st, 2014|

Separation, Divorce and Bankruptcy

The decision to separate or divorce is never an easy one. Combined with the emotional stress of having less income, paying lawyers, having higher costs because of operating two households, and paying alimony and support, it’s easy to see why the financial strain of divorce is one of the top reasons people file for bankruptcy. This is a complicated area especially if only one [...]

June 27th, 2014|

Selecting the right Trustee in bankruptcy

Finding a Trustee in bankruptcy is easy – just Google “bankruptcy” or flip through your phone book. Selecting a Trustee may be more difficult. Why? Taking the step to even explore the idea of bankruptcy is an emotional decision. No one wants to feel as if they failed. No one wants to let someone else know they’ve had trouble managing their finances. Yet, however [...]

May 20th, 2014|

Bankruptcy and your 407 ETR debt

Until January 2014, any debts owing to 407 ETR could result in a license plate denial – even if you filed for bankruptcy. Generally, the federal law states that debts that existed prior to an assignment in bankruptcy are erased after your discharge from bankruptcy. This “fresh start” principle allows an insolvent person to get back on their feet and move forward without the [...]

April 16th, 2014|