The saying that ‘there is no such thing as a free lunch’ is a truism all consumers should consider whenever they are offered something for free. This especially holds true for the recent announcement by cutting edge lender Borrowell - who are now offering Canadians free access to their Equifax credit score. While you can […]
My guest on today’s podcast, Ben Rabidoux is the President of North Cove Advisors, a macro research firm that works with institutional investors like mutual fund companies, hedge funds, and pensions, providing a broad view of the economy at any time. He visits Debt Free in 30 to share his insights on the Canadian housing market, debt and house prices.
Listen to the podcast: What Happens to Debt When House Prices Fall? Back in May on Show number 89, my guest was Hilliard MacBeth, the author of a book called When the Bubble Bursts – Surviving the Canadian Real Estate Crash. And in the acknowledgement section of that book, Hilliard acknowledges the contribution of Ben […]
Doug Hoyes talks with our team of experts on how to manage business debts, including tax debts, when you are self-employed on this week's podcast with Ian Martin, Scott Schaefer and Ted Michalos.
Listen to the podcast: Self Employed: Dealing with Business Debts Here on Debt Free in 30 we focus on how as a person you can become debt free. But what happens if you’re self employed or you own a business and you have debt problems? Is having business debt different than having personal debts? It's […]
Debts don’t just appear overnight and neither does a personal debt crisis. Your debt probably started out fairly manageable. After all, most people borrow money with the full intention of repaying their debts. As debts pile up however, this creates a big problem, a debt cycle of using new debt to keep up with mortgage […]
The Ontario Government is reviewing current payday loan legislation and is considering changes. It’s no secret that there are problems with payday loans. In fact, we will cover a few and offer some payday loan alternatives.
Listen to the podcast: Payday Loans Not The Real Problem, Consumer Debt Is We've had a few shows this year where we've talked about payday loans and I've had guests who've done research on this topic and have given their solutions to what we call the payday loan problem. But what is the payday loan problem? […]
Most people would agree that it’s almost impossible to live without a credit card today. We no longer operate in a cash only society, in fact the use of cash to pay for things is on the decline in Canada. Without a credit card you can’t easily book a hotel room or make a purchase […]
Consumer proposals and bankruptcies offer similar benefits, but differ in length and cost. How do you know which one is right for you? It will depend on your financial situation. Listen to this week's podcast as Ted Michalos compares consumer proposals vs bankruptcies.