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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.

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...

Can You File for Bankruptcy and Keep Your House?

A lot of people ask us the question, “Can you file for bankruptcy and keep your house?” The answer depends on how much equity you have in your house (except for Quebec)…

Can I Keep My Car If I File for Bankruptcy?

We find a common question people ask is “Can I keep my car if I file for bankruptcy?” They want to know what happens to your vehicle if you declare bankruptcy. Will you lose your car…

What You Should Know Before Consolidating Your Debt

Debt consolidation doesn't come with a step-by-step manual to help you transition from being in debt to getting out of debt. Figuring out debt consolidation is one step in the right direction…

Best Way to Pay Off Debt: Snowball or Avalanche?

Paying debt off takes time & work. Motivation is a key ingredient. Snowball vs avalanche; choose the method that works best for you & get help if needed...