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Debt Relief Canada – Students need an education in debt repayment

>March 12, 2011

When a bus driver stopped to offer Signa Daum Shanks a free ride on a recent -27 C morning in Saskatoon she couldn’t have been more grateful. With thousands of dollars in student loans to start repaying in a few months, she’s looking for any way to save money. For more than 20 years, Ms. […]

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Debt Relief Canada – The Macroeconomics of Personal Debt

>February 4, 2011

Visit GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca In the recent past, the head of the Bank of Canada (BoC) sounded the alarm to the nation about personal debt levels – the amount of personal debt carried by Canadians has reached a record high Although everyone knows that it’s never good to be in debt, why would the Bank of Canada […]

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Debt Relief Canada – Household debt surpasses six-figure mark

>January 29, 2011

Canadian average household debt has hit the six-figure mark for the first time, according to a report released Thursday by the Vanier Institute of the Family. The average household debt figure at the end of 2010 was $100,879, with the debt-to-income ratio at a record 150 per cent, the report says. That means for every […]

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Debt Relief Canada – Credit card debt dropped during holiday season

>January 23, 2011

There was a surprising drop in the amount borrowed on credit cards by Canadians during the holiday-laden fourth quarter, but overall non-mortgage debt went up substantially across the country, a credit analysis firm reported Wednesday. TransUnion said average total debt per Canadian consumer, excluding mortgages, was $25,709 in the fourth quarter of 2010 – up […]

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Debt Relief Canada – Insolvency Statistics in Canada

>December 3, 2010

The total number of insolvencies (bankruptcies and proposals) in Canada increased by 7.6 percent in September 2010 from the previous month. Bankruptcies increased by 9.6 percent, whereas proposals increased by 3.5 percent. Over the past 10 years, there were only two years when the total number of insolvencies filed in the month of September was […]

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Debt Relief Canada – What Is a Collection Agency and How Do I Deal With It?

>November 20, 2010

A collection agency is an organization that obtains or arranges for payment of money owed to a third party; this could be a person or a company. If you’ve been notified in writing that an account has been turned over to a collection agency, don’t panic. The agency isn’t in business to make life unbearable […]

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