Families, like individuals and couples, have a wide range of expenses that draw on their financial resources. But for families with children, expenses are often larger and more varied than anticipated. Kids Can Be Expensive! Children are the proverbial “wild cards” when it comes to family spending. Parents are motivated to provide well for their […]
Providing hope to Canadians in debt, by sharing my experience.
My name is Wendy and I completed my consumer proposal in 2013 (Wendy’s Story). At the time, despite what I thought of as good financial awareness, my bills just got ahead of me. Before long, I was using lower interest account credit cards to pay off higher ones and that type of thing, and I realized I was in trouble. I saw a Trustee and filed a consumer proposal. It was the best decision I could have made.
My goal is to help provide hope to Canadians in debt by sharing my experience, and advice as a consumer – and also to help eliminate the stigma and embarrassment surrounding people who file a consumer proposal or bankruptcy.
Finally, if you’re looking for help, and plain old optimism just isn’t helping anymore, you should contact a Trustee. There’s no risk in seeing one.
Welcome to my column!
Most Recent ‘Wendy’s Column’ Posts
For individuals carrying substantial consumer debt, income tax season can be a blessing or a nightmare. Of course, it all depends on whether you are expecting a refund or a bill. I am self employed, and I experienced financial distress in 2009 and eventually filed a Consumer Proposal. Looking back, there were warning signs that […]
Andy and Cynthia are a smart young couple, but they’ve gotten into trouble with consumer credit. Like most people, they certainly didn’t see money troubles around the corner when they started their small business. They were filled with optimism! And, things went well for a couple of years. Sales were actually better than they had […]
Are you reading this article because you’re seeking a solution to your financial difficulties? Gathering information on Bankruptcy or Consumer Proposal? Then you already know something that few people without financial problems realize – these solutions are not “the easy way out”. It’s not that Bankruptcy and Consumer Proposal are terribly difficult (in fact, most […]
Earlier this month the Ontario Liberal government headed by Kathleen Wynne announced plans to pilot a Basic Income program, as part of its 2016 Budget. The Federal Liberal government is also expressing interest in investigating Basic Income for all Canadians. Basic Income is not a new idea, and there are several forms. In some schemes, […]
Improvements to Ontario’s student aid system were unveiled in the Ontario budget this week. Lauded by all levels of Ontario’s education system and by student advocacy groups, these changes aim to make college and university more affordable for students from lower-income homes. Under the new legislation, which will begin phase-in in 2017, students from families […]