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Category: Something to Think About

Inflation, debt and income

July 3, 2018

Inflation, debt and income all impact the family budget.  The cost of living, based on a basket of 1953 goods (which is vastly divergent from what one might expect in 2018), increased by a mere 1.32% between 2016 and 2017. Over the same period the use of debt (credit) increased by nearly 5%. Incomes increased […]

Depression and Debt

June 28, 2018

Depression and debt are two words that are very synonymous with one another, there are of course different types of depression, mental health and global economic. Being in debt is depressing there is no question of that, and being in an economic depression can lead to more debt. Currently the media is rife with speculation […]

Bankruptcy is bad

June 28, 2018

As a professional with over 23 years of experience in the insolvency industry and more than ten as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee why so many people think bankruptcy is bad. Just that “bankruptcy is bad”. I suppose that no wants to be insolvent, not having enough money to be able to pay their bills, which […]

Changing Times

June 25, 2018

How does that old Bob Dylan song go: “the times they are a changing”. When we think about changing times, economically speaking, the best time to be alive was probably in the 1950’s to 1970’s, those were the glory days for the Canadian economy. It was the first time in history that one income could […]

Insolvency and pensions

June 22, 2018

Insolvency and pensions are at an interesting intersection and under current Canadian insolvency laws are not good bedfellows.  Although when filing a bankruptcy, the laws do protect the bankrupt’s interest in the pension funds by not requiring that they be distributed among the creditors the same protection is not afforded to the fund itself. We […]

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