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Budgeting tips for the Holiday Season

Budgeting tips for the Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to spend time with friends and family, however they can still create a lot of stress when it comes to managing our money. There are holiday parties to attend, holiday gifts to purchase, holiday cards to send out, and our...

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Financial literacy month and budgeting

Financial literacy month and budgeting

It’s November, which means, here in Canada, its financial literacy month.  Financial literacy is important and we at Doug Lee & Associates have a great post here for you on how to create a budget in six easy steps.  After all, what could make you feel...

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What duties are required during the bankruptcy process?

What duties are required during the bankruptcy process?

Personal bankruptcy laws in Canada are governed by the Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act.  Failure to complete your duties will delay your bankruptcy discharge so it is important you understand fully your requirements once you declare bankruptcy. Duties at the start of...

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How do I correct an error on my credit report?

How do I correct an error on my credit report?

It is important that you request a copy of your credit report from the two credit-reporting agencies at least once a year to verify that your personal information is up to date, that your financial information is correct, and to ensure that you have not been the...

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What you can keep when filing for bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy provides an individual, who is overwhelmed with debt, the opportunity for a fresh financial start.   As part of the process, the individual is left with enough possessions to maintain their dignity and to assist them towards a fresh start.  The property...

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What happens if a family member dies – Can you inherit debt?

Typically when someone dies, their personal debt does not get passed on to surviving family members.  Their debt belongs to them and them alone; it is not passed on to their family members when they die. Normally, the person would have made a will in which an Executor...

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Consumer proposals – There is life after debt!

Given the current economic conditions, more people are turning to consumer proposals to settle their debts, rather than filing outright bankruptcy.  As one of the leading Bankruptcy Trustees on Vancouver Island, we have helped many people through the consumer proposal...

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Is my retirement plan/pension safe if I file for Bankruptcy?

The vast majority of Canadians who file for bankruptcy are honest but unfortunate debtors who will go to great lengths to pay off their debts.  Some of these people have cashed in their RRSPs in a desperate, futile attempt to pay off their creditors. By the time they...

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How to avoid bankruptcy – File a Consumer proposal

How to avoid bankruptcy – File a Consumer proposal

A Consumer Proposal is a formal procedure that is governed by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“Act”).  It allows insolvent debtors to settle their debts for less than they actually owe, while avoiding bankruptcy.   Declaring bankruptcy can cause embarrassment,...

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