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Category: Something to Think About

Debt makes banks vulnerable

December 7, 2017

According to the IMF and the World Bank debt makes banks vulnerable to collapse. That kind of diatribe is extremely hypocritical since those organizations lend money to central banks thereby increasing their vulnerability. Similarly, chartered banks lend money to consumers and make similar warnings about over borrowing, as if magically the consumer is some salivating […]

Your income is too low

November 14, 2017

If you are reading this blog then the opening statement probably applies to you – “your income is too low” and that has far more to do with you being in debt than any other factor. In London, Ontario, a slightly misleading report released by the city council, as councillors were seeking a pay increase, […]

Do you have ZOMBIE debts?

October 26, 2017

The term “zombie debts” usually applies to debts that “haunt you” for a long time after you thought they were dead. These may include debts that are no longer owed because they were paid out or even statute barred debts. But in fairness the term should equally apply to credit card debts from Canadian chartered […]

You should plan for your bankruptcy

October 18, 2017

That’s right, you should plan for a bankruptcy in the same manner as you would plan for a critical illness or any other unfortunate occurrence that may come your way. You are probably worried that in the event you became critically ill you could lose everything you own. By the same token you ought to […]

Surplus Income

October 16, 2017

In a bankruptcy proceeding surplus income is to be calculated by your trustee who is required to consider the guidelines provided by Directive from the Office of Superintendent of Bankruptcy.  The guidelines are based on the LICO (or Low Income Cut Off).  You might think of the LICO as being a poverty line. The LICO […]