Debt is a very common problem in Canada. It has become an epidemic that many people are dealing with on a daily basis. There are many ways to deal with your debt and we will help you decide which one works best for your situation.
Debt consolidation is a great way to lower your monthly payments and get a lower interest rate. You can consolidate all your loans into one loan, which will help you pay off the debt faster. It’s important that you consolidate the right debts: personal loans, credit cards, and lines of credit should be consolidated into a low-interest card or line of credit because these are high-interest debts.
If you want to pay off your debt faster, then it may make sense for you to use debt consolidation as part of your strategy.
Bankruptcy is a legal process that allows you to get rid of your debts. It’s the last resort and should only be considered if other options have failed.
- What are the benefits of bankruptcy? It can relieve you from most or all of your debts.
- What are the drawbacks? It can have a negative impact on your credit score for up to 10 years after completing it. Additionally, during bankruptcy proceedings, creditors may try to recover money owed before they release any claims against you. This may mean additional costs and fees before the process is complete (and even afterwards). Finally, while bankruptcy itself doesn’t take very long—usually between 3-6 months—there will be some administrative steps required by both yourself and any creditors involved in order for everything to go smoothly (just like filing taxes).
If you’re in a financial bind, credit counselling can help. Credit counsellors are trained professionals who can help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your personal financial situation. They’ll also provide advice on how to avoid future debt problems.
Credit counsellors are not:
- Debt management programs (DMPs). DMPs typically involve paying a company monthly fees in exchange for them negotiating with creditors on your behalf. While this may seem like a good way to deal with debt, it has its drawbacks—the most notable being that many DMPs charge extremely high fees and take 40% or more of what they collect from each creditor as commission, which means there’s less money left over for you after all the bills are paid off. In addition, by using one of these companies instead of negotiating directly with creditors yourself, chances increase that they won’t be able to get favourable terms—which could lead to further stress down the road when something goes wrong (like missed payments) because there’s no real relationship between you and your debt collector! Credit counselling is free; don’t waste money on unreliable services!
- Bankruptcy. If things get truly dire and bankruptcy seems like the only option left open before filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy papers then see our article What Is Bankruptcy? You might be surprised at how much better off financially speaking starting fresh under another name will pay off long term compared
A consumer proposal is a legal agreement between a debtor and their creditors. The debtor agrees to pay the creditors a fixed amount over a period of time, while the creditors agree to accept that payment and not pursue other legal action against you.
The proposal is filed with the courts, where it’s reviewed by an independent trustee who decides whether or not it should be accepted. If your proposal is accepted, interest on your debt will be reduced to 0%. The Balance owing is also reduced in most cases by up to 70%!
If you’re looking for a debt relief option that will help to improve your financial situation, coaching may be the right choice. Coaching programs offer support and guidance as you work towards getting out of debt by changing your spending habits, managing your money and making better choices with regard to purchases. These programs can also provide accountability, since coaches will often check in with their clients on a regular basis via phone calls or meetings.
Coaching is based on the idea that if you have someone to guide you through the process of achieving your goals, then it’s more likely to happen quickly and efficiently than if you were trying to do it alone. A coach can provide motivation when necessary and help keep things like motivation levels high by encouraging clients in their efforts towards reaching these goals. It also gives people who need extra encouragement or motivation an outlet for this sort of support without having to think about where else they might get it from (such as family members).
5 different services to help resolve debt issues, each one different in it’s own way. Please pick the one that is right for you.
We offer 5 different services to help resolve debt issues, each one different in it’s own way. Please pick the one that is right for you.
- Debt Consolidation: Debt consolidation is a process where multiple debts are combined into a single payment that is paid off over time. This process can be used with your current creditors or new ones (if they will accept), and can help lower the amount of interest you pay per month on your existing debts. It will not reduce the amount owed to creditors however, which means they will still require repayment even after this process has been completed successfully.
- Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy has been around as long as money itself but many people do not know what it actually entails so we have written an article explaining everything there is to know about filing bankruptcy in Canada if this option interests you! In short though, filing for bankruptcy allows individuals who are insolvent due to their inability to pay back debts due their financial situation with reasonable effort over a reasonable period of time (3 years) obtain relief from those obligations under certain circumstances such as unemployment or disability; financial hardship caused by illness; unforeseen life events such as divorce/separation etc…
We hope this article has helped you understand the different debt relief options available in Canada. If you have any questions or would like to talk about your personal situation, please contact our office at (888) 354-4706. If you are not ready to talk on the phone or in person Chat with Jennie at www.ccdr.ca We are here to help!