If you are wondering how a consumer proposal works, our infographic makes the process easy to understand by looking at the 4 stages of a proposal:
Stage 1: Assessment & Payment Plan
Stage 2: Filing & Voting
Stage 3: Making Payments
Stage 4: Completion & Credit Repair
Today I sat down with Scott Schaefer, Chartered Accountant, Consumer Proposal Administrator, and Trustee in Bankruptcy at Hoyes, Michalos and Associates to discuss the roles of specific parties during a bankruptcy and consumer proposal. Scott explains the meaning of a debtor, creditor, and trustee, and breaks down the filing process, step by step.
Listen to the podcast: Who Does What In A Bankruptcy and Consumer Proposal? Doug H: Welcome to Debt Free in 30, the show where every week, we talk to industry experts about debt, money, and personal finance. I’m Doug Hoyes. Today it’s time for yet another Frequently Asked Questions show. This will be show number […]
There’s no magic number that defines how much debt is “too much debt”. It’s your ability to repay your debt that matters; regardless of the size of that debt. From a lenders perspective, they often consider you to have too much debt if your monthly payments, including lines of credit, car payments, mortgage payments and property taxes, exceeding […]
Transcript from the podcast: Crushing Debt: Why Canadians Should Drop Everything and Pay Off Debt Doug: Welcome to "Debt Free in 30" the show where every week we take 30 minutes and talk to industry experts about debt, money, and personal finance. I'm Doug Hoyes. Today my guest happens to be an expert in all of […]
Today's guest is David Trahair, Chartered Professional Accountant and author of several books about personal finance including the book we talked about today: Crushing Debt: Why Canadians Should Drop Everything and Pay Off Debt. David makes an excellent case for why consumers should pay off their debts rather than save money.
Five years ago I met with two sisters. I will call them Betty and Jane, although those are not their real names. What is interesting about this case study is the fact that both sisters experienced a similar debt problem, but each took a different path to dealing with that debt; leading to different results for […]
Despite the fact that more Canadians are making debt repayment a high priority, more than half still carry a balance on their credit cards. Our infographic takes a look at the landscape of credit card use and debt in Canada and highlights the true cost of using credit cards to borrow.
Taking on debt is a choice. The right choice may be different for different people. We talk with several experts on what they consider good debt versus bad debt, or even if debt can be considered good at all.
Listen to the Podcast: Good Debt Vs Bad Debt. Experts Weigh In. Doug Hoyes: Welcome to Debt Free in 30 where every week we talk about debt, money and personal finance. I’m Doug Hoyes. So here’s a question for you, is there such a thing as good debt? If you ask financial advisors that question […]
As a licensed trustee in bankruptcy, I deal with individuals that need help dealing with their debt. Often by the time people come see me they have been struggling for months and sometimes years. Many have burned up all their assets -- RRSPs, RESPs, and property -- and end up in my office as a […]