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Category: Tips for Money Management

Go bankrupt before the new year

November 28, 2017

If filing for bankruptcy is on your horizon, going bankrupt before the new year protects your interest in next year’s income tax refund. When you file a bankruptcy, your trustee will receive your tax refund for the year of the bankruptcy and the year prior (more if other years are still outstanding). If you wait […]

New Mortgage Rules – January 2018

November 23, 2017

That’s right the government is adding new regulations to the mortgage industry effective January 1st 2018. You might ask yourself “why?” the answer is simply that the mortgage industry won’t regulate itself. The industry is of course broader than just the banking industry and although the rules might seem to apply to all they probably […]

Save Money on Groceries

November 2, 2017

I was shopping for a charitable BBQ event about two summers ago, I had my cart filled with buns, sausages, hamburgers, condiments, drinks and so on. When I got to the checkout there was a young woman in front of me pulling out coupons and flashing an app on her phone. Made a comment to […]

New Mortgage Rules

October 31, 2017

New mortgage qualifying rules will come into effect in January 2018. Many consumers are in a rush to obtain mortgages before the changes, but is that a good idea? Let’s think about changes in mortgages during the last fifty years. Fifty years ago, about half as many Canadians had their name on title as property […]

MORE PEOPLE CHOOSE LOCKE CONSULTING

September 5, 2017

Year over year for the last four years more and more consumers have visited our web site and engaged our services. If you or someone you know is experiencing financial difficulties, because of mounting debts, contact the office and arrange your free, no obligation, consultation.