Bankruptcies and consumer proposals in Canada are debt restructuring options available under the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act. Increasingly today consumers are choosing to file a consumer proposal and avoid declaring bankruptcy. In order to help consumers more easily recognize and identify individuals licensed to provide debt restructuring services (both bankruptcies and consumer proposals) under the […]
Popular wisdom says that personal debt builds when you live beyond your means, using credit to pay for what you can’t afford. All true, but what about the family that doesn’t live large, isn’t taking a vacation every year, yet find themselves facing a boatload of debt? Here are 5 reasons why your debt might […]
There are many reasons to avoid loaning money to family and friends. On today's podcast, Doug Hoyes talks about whether you should help friends financially and provides a 'helping friends financially checklist'.
Listen to the podcast to learn Why You Should Never Loan Money To Family and Friends Today I want to talk about something that gets a lot of people into trouble: loaning money to family and friends. I understand the issue. You’ve got some money, your family member or friend needs some help, so you […]
Are you self-employed and struggling with debt? A consumer proposal may be a good option for you. It’s a legal debt relief process intended for individuals who can’t pay the full amount of their debts, but don't want to file bankruptcy. Awareness of consumer proposals has grown significantly in recent years as more and more […]
Doug Hoyes and Ted Michalos talk about the October 2016 mortgage rules announced by the federal government and how they affect insured mortgages, borrowers, lenders and the real estate market. Listen to the podcast.
Listen to the podcast: Is the Sky Falling? Will the New Mortgage Rules Hurt the Real Estate Market? Doug H: On Monday October 3rd finance minister Bill Morneau announced big changes to Canada's mortgage lending rules. Real estate agents, mortgage brokers, real estate lawyers, they're all in a panic worried that these new rules, scheduled to […]
For years, the bank of mom and dad has likely reigned supreme as the largest bank in Canada. Any parent can probably recall a time where their child approached them for some kind of financial assistance. As loving parents, we like to try to do what we can to help, but what happens when your […]
In our first technical tidbit podcast, Doug Hoyes explores the tax and legal implications of withdrawing money from your RRSP to pay off debt. He explains how RRSP savings are protected from seizure in a bankruptcy in Canada.
Everyone envies teachers the amount of time off they have each year, their strong benefit and pension plan and higher than average salary. With the average secondary school teacher in Ontario making around $51,000 a year you wouldn’t think we would see many teacher’s getting into financial trouble. Surprisingly that’s not the case. Paying off […]
Today’s podcast is the first ever podcast interview with Jonathan Chevreau and Mike Drak together, talking about their new book Victory Lap Retirement about how to transition from a high stress work environment to a low stress sustainable lifestyle to enjoy a happier, healthier life.