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Debt Help Blog - Bankruptcy, Budgeting, Credit Counselling & More

Learn all sorts of great ways to manage your money better, solve your debt problems and use your credit more wisely. We also tackle a lot of credit myths and misconceptions. Do you have questions about money management, budgeting or credit? If you need advice or help with your debts email us your questions or chat with us online. We're happy to help.

How to Pay Off and Make Joint Debts Work

Joint debts are a major commitment and while you may be co-signing or even just acting as a guarantor, you’re agreeing to shoulder the responsibility and liability for the full loan...

Is the Rising Cost of Living Stressing You Out?

The rising cost of living is stressful. Living pay cheque to pay cheque can feel like a never-ending cycle of frugal choices & credit card debt. Look to cut costs with daily spending & expenses...

Which Debts Don't Need to Be Paid Down First?

When you are trying to figure out how to get out of debt quickly, you might have some debts that don’t need to be paid down first…

What is Credit Counselling? Debt Help Options & More

There are some typical warning signs that debt is becoming a problem, but most people wait, sometimes for several years, before asking for help...

4 Debt Consolidation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Debt consolidation may feel like a big relief, but you aren’t in the clear yet. Here are four common debt consolidation mistakes you need to be wary of…

3 of the Worst Credit Myths Debunked and Explained

Credit reporting and credit ratings are two of the most asked about personal finance topics, and here are 3 of the worst credit myths debunked and explained…

How to Stop Collection Calls and Creditor Harassment

You’re drowning in debt and now you’re on the receiving end of a nasty, never-ending string of phone calls and threatening letter's from your creditors or collection agencies…

How to Convince a Landlord to Rent to You

If you’ve had past credit problems and are afraid of a credit check, convince a landlord to rent to you by checking your own credit report first. Show how you’re…

How to Pay Off Debt and Bills Quickly in Canada

Have you hit a brick wall trying to find best or fastest way to pay off debt? Rather than getting more and more frustrated, take bold steps that will get you moving towards your goal again...