June 2017 Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

On August 31, 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy released its most current statistics on personal bankruptcy and consumer proposal filings for Canadian debtors.  This article focuses on statistics for Personal Bankruptcy and Consumer Proposal filings in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Canada There were 60,459 Read More...

Are you Interest(ed)?

Are you Interest(ed)? [caption id="attachment_6193" align="alignleft" width="149"] Interest Rate Increase[/caption] I’m 53. My wife and I bought our first house in 1988. The interest rate on the first mortgage was 8% and we had a second mortgage at 12%. I do chuckle at current interest rates Read More...

The Up-Sell

This is my rant on up-selling. It seems out of control. Almost every time I buy something, the cashier, order taker or customer service rep is trying to sell me something that I don’t need and didn’t ask for.  I appreciate good customer service but Read More...

Statute Barred Debts

  [caption id="attachment_6166" align="alignleft" width="184"] "If your debts are old, you don’t have to pay them; they just go away.” Is this truth or another urban legend?[/caption] Following up on last month’s article “Don’t Stick Your Head in The Sand!”, we quite often hear “If Read More...

Don’t stick your head in the sand!

[caption id="attachment_6161" align="alignleft" width="600"] Don't Stick Your Head in the Sand[/caption]   Hiding from the reality of your financial situation will do nothing to improve it. People have a pre-disposition to hide from the truth, particularly when the truth is ugly. We see this everyday, Read More...

Income Tax Deadlines

Income Tax Deadlines For Canadians, April 30 is the official deadline to file your personal income tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency.   Where April 30 falls on a Sunday, your return will be considered filed on time if it is received or postmarked on Read More...

December 2016 Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

On February 28, 2017 the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy released its most current statistics on bankruptcy and consumer proposal filings for Canadian debtors. Canada – there were 63,372 personal bankruptcies and 62,506 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended December 31, 2016 for Read More...

What is a Deemed Trust?

  By simple definition a "trust" constitutes property help by a third party (the trustee) for the benefit on another (the beneficiary). A deemed trust is a trust that comes into being by virtue of statute, whether you like it or not.  When an employer deducts income tax, Read More...

Bankruptcy: My Name is Still On My Ex-Spouse’s Home

Bankruptcy:  My Name is Still On My Ex-Spouse’s Home If you file for bankruptcy your ex-spouse may be affected if you have a joint mortgage.  Your bankruptcy will remove you from your responsibility to pay that debt, however, it does not:  a) require your mortgage lender to take your Read More...

What Are the Different Types of Bankruptcy Administrations?

What Are the Different Types of Bankruptcy Administrations? For those us who watch American television programs, we are likely more familiar with the terms Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, with regard to bankruptcy, than we are with the Canadian terminology.  Here in Canada there are two types Read More...