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1801, 2017

Filing a Consumer Proposal: Understanding The Alternatives to Bankruptcy

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Facts about Consumer Proposals
The Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act of Canada basically provides two ways of dealing with your personal debt problems: Bankruptcy and Consumer Proposal.

A consumer proposal is a repayment plan that is formulated in accordance to the consumer’s ability to pay. It may require paying back only a portion of the debt, or the amount […]

3012, 2016

5 Important Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

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Important Factors Affecting Your Credit Score
Know the Difference
In order to know what affects your credit score, it is important to know what it is, how it works, and the difference between a credit score and a credit report.

Canadian credit scores and credit reports are maintained by two major credit bureaus: Equifax and TransUnion Canada.

A credit […]

3012, 2016

A Quick Guide: What is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee?

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 What is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee?
People who are in financial trouble and are feeling overwhelmed by debt need to meet with a professional to help them deal with their debt and get their life back on track. They should meet with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) such as Crawford Smith and Swallow Inc.

 
So, What is […]

1212, 2016

4 Common Myths: The Truth About Declaring Personal Bankruptcy in Ontario

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4 More Common Bankruptcy Myths Debunked
There are many bankruptcy myths out there that can cause many people to become worried or paranoid when they realize bankruptcy might be their only option. However, these myths are commonly untrue.

Declaring personal bankruptcy in Ontario can feel overwhelming. Speaking to a licensed insolvency trustee will ease the process and […]

1212, 2016

Credit vs. Bankruptcy: Is Rebuilding Credit After Bankruptcy Possible?

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Life After Discharge: Building Credit After Bankruptcy
When someone is discharged from bankruptcy, they usually have many questions about their credit score. Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy might seem difficult. However, it is entirely achievable if the right steps are taken along the way.

Filing for personal bankruptcy in Canada is not an easy decision, but a licensed insolvency […]

2909, 2016

Declaring Bankruptcy in Canada: How Can I go Bankrupt Without Losing my House?

By |September 29th, 2016|Declaring Bankruptcy, General|Comments Off on Declaring Bankruptcy in Canada: How Can I go Bankrupt Without Losing my House?

Can I Keep My House if I go Bankrupt?
Often one of the first questions people ask a Trustee is what will happen to their homes if they proceed with a bankruptcy.

Although it seems like a simple enough question, it is in fact one of the biggest concerns people have when considering the prospect of personal […]

1309, 2016

Considering a Student Loan? Read This First.

By |September 13th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Considering a Student Loan? Read This First.

How to Avoid Student Loan Debt Horror Stories
Are you heading off to school this year, but wondering how to avoid student loan debt and the horror stories that come with it?  This doesn’t have to be as scary as it sounds.

Student debt in Ontario is a major cause of stress for many young people. It often delays […]

809, 2016

How to Manage Debt Problems When You’re Drowning in Debt?

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Need Help With Debt Problems?
Are you suffering under a pile of maxed out credit cards? Have you been wondering how to manage debt problems? If you are feeling overwhelmed with debt, filing for bankruptcy or filing a proposal (in Ontario) might help your situation, and resolve your debt problems permanently.

Determining whether you should file for […]

3108, 2016

Bankruptcy 101: How to Be Fully Prepared When Filing Bankruptcy in Canada

By |August 31st, 2016|Declaring Bankruptcy|Comments Off on Bankruptcy 101: How to Be Fully Prepared When Filing Bankruptcy in Canada

Filing Bankruptcy in Canada: Understanding the Process

Filing Bankruptcy in Canada is a process that can be confusing for some people. Regardless, from the start to finish, a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) can guide you through the process. They will make it easier for you to get your life, and your finances, back on track.

If you […]

2607, 2016

What No One Tells You About Credit Card Debt in Canada

By |July 26th, 2016|Declaring Bankruptcy|Comments Off on What No One Tells You About Credit Card Debt in Canada

Credit Card Debt Taking Over Your Life? Find Out How it Really Works.
Figuring out what to do about credit card debt is something that affects at least 1 in 3 Canadians. 

It’s so easy to rack up a huge credit card debt without blinking an eye. But when you get your bill for the month, it’s not […]