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Debt Happens

For whatever reason or circumstance, debt happens to many of us. Consider these articles in respect to your current and future financial plans.

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How to access your credit report for free — and why you should

The federal government suggests getting a copy from both Equifax and TransUnion at least once a year
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Interview on CBC radio’s On the Go

NL's insolvency statistics show a dramatic increase in Q1 of 2016. I was interviewed by CBC Radio to discuss this and possible reasons why. Is this increase the tip of the iceberg?
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CBC News article on impact of NL budget

I was interviewed by CBC News regarding the impact of Newfoundland and Labrador's 2016 budget.
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Did You Know?

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Many people who file for bankruptcy get to stay in their home.

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In Newfoundland and Labrador, you can keep your RRSPs – even if you file for bankruptcy.

3

Many people who file for bankruptcy are able to keep their vehicle.

4

Most bankruptcies are NOT published in the newspaper.

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Student loans can be included in a bankruptcy if they are more than seven (7) years old.

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A consumer proposal is an alternative to bankruptcy that can only be filed with a licensed trustee in bankruptcy.

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In NL, people ages 30 to 39 years old file for bankruptcy more than any other age group. [source]