A podcast dedicated to discussing consumer and household debt and strategies and ways of dealing with uncontrolled or problematic debt. Featuring debt experts with decades of experience in helping Canadians recover from the burden of debt.
138 - Marriage and Finances: Till Debt Do Us Part?
It has been said that money can be like a silent third partner in a relationship. Whether you’re married or just starting to get serious with someone, it’s a good idea to cultivate open and honest communication about your financial situation. Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Bonnie Hooley has had a lot of experience with couples, helping them navigate their unmanageable debt. She understands how much stress debt can put on a relationship.
137 - What Causes Bankruptcy and What Are the Consequences?
Debt is on the rise as Canadians deal with surging prices and interest rates. Many may not realize that they’re on the precipice, only making their minimum payments on a large amount of debt. But all it takes is one major change for the house of cards to fall. In this timely podcast, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Bonnie Hooley talks about the causes of Bankruptcy - taking the judgment out and knowing that when we have credit, Bankruptcy can happen to anyone.
136 - Get Your Finances Back on Track With a Debt Management Plan
Being in debt doesn’t mean that you are bad at budgeting or don’t know how to manage your money. Right now, debt is affecting most Canadians. Having a plan to follow can help you pay off your debt faster so you can regain financial stability.
135 - How Fear of Bankruptcy Can Keep You Financially Stuck
Canadians’ debt is on the rise with increased interest rates and the soaring costs of living resulting in many teetering on the brink of insolvency. Still, most people cling to the notion that Bankruptcy only happens to 'deadbeats', but nothing could be further from the truth. In this podcast Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Amanda Sherwood dispels some of the myths surrounding Bankruptcy. She addresses the fears around this debt relief option.
134 - Buyer's Remorse In Canadian Housing Market
Owning a home has traditionally been a solid form of investment. But with inflation at an all-time high, interest rate hikes are beginning to cause a slowdown in the real estate market. As the market continues to fall, many recent buyers are beginning to regret their decision to buy. In today’s podcast, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Matt Fader, addresses the widespread remorse that is building as many Canadians face the prospect of renewing their mortgages. He offers suggestions about how to prepare and be proactive with your finances before your renewal date.
133 - How Do I Pay Off Debt When Living Paycheck to Paycheck
The latest polls have found that nearly half of Canadians are living paycheck to paycheck as the cost of living continues to rise. Household budgets are getting squeezed causing debt levels to increase. Once you find how much money you need to stay on top of your expenses, you’ll either need to make sacrifices or find a way to increase your income. Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Matthew Fader discusses options and strategies to break the cycle of living paycheque to paycheque.