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Category: Insolvency News

Second Mortgage

April 23, 2019

Second mortgages sound like a good idea but they can have serious pitfalls. Meet with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee before you commit to something you may regret later.

Bankruptcy is Good

April 11, 2019

Despite all the stigma, bankruptcy is good for helping you solve debt problems.  In fact, bankruptcy is one of the best tools in your arsenal for solving difficult debt problems.  It’s cheaper than filing a proposal, it usually doesn’t linger as long on your credit report as a proposal typically will. Another reason bankruptcy is […]

Proposals to Creditors

March 26, 2019

Proposals to creditors are more popular than bankruptcies, in fact more than half of all insolvency filings are proposals.  But why the surge from behind?  Until about five years ago most consumers chose to file bankruptcies over proposals. Several things have happened to bring about the change, recidivism, surplus income, property valuation and trustee fees […]

Spousal Debts

February 25, 2019

Quite often people become liable for spousal debts, deliberately and ironically at the same time inadvertently.   Sometimes, a spouse may help their partner re-establish credit by co-signing for them on a loan of credit card.  At other times the spouses may feel that they can trust each other and should be able to manage the […]

The “Friend-Lend”

February 21, 2019

The friend-lend, lending money to friends or relatives is never advisable – here’s why.