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Debt Free Life
14 minutes | May 12, 2021
What is a Consumer Proposal and how can it help me with debt?
Many people struggling with debt in Ontario have considered filing for personal bankruptcy but are concerned about losing their assets and the consequences that follow. In some cases, bankruptcy is the right solution, however, most debt problems can be solved with a Consumer Proposal, the #1 alternative to bankruptcy. A Consumer Proposal is a way of consolidating all your debts and offering to pay your creditors a smaller percentage of what you owe them. It’s a legal agreement you make with the help of a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and is a federally regulated program. It also has several advantages over a bankruptcy, whereby you get to keep all your assets, freezes interest charges, stops collection calls, and stops any legal actions made against you. Once your consumer proposal is accepted you will make one low monthly payment to your Licensed Insolvency Trustee, who will then distribute the funds to all your creditors. Listen in and find out why a Consumer Proposal is the #1 alternative to bankruptcy. Related Links:What is a Consumer Proposal?https://davidsklar.com/blog/what-is-a-consumer-proposal/Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy? What Is the Best Choice for You:https://davidsklar.com/blog/consumer-proposal-or-bankruptcy-what-is-the-best-choice-for-you/The Role of a Consumer Proposal Administrator:https://davidsklar.com/blog/the-role-of-a-consumer-proposal-administrator/
8 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Can I Apply for Credit During a Consumer Proposal?
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “Will my credit be affected, and will I still be able to use a credit card after I file a consumer proposal?” The short answer is yes, a consumer proposal will impact your credit rating and yes, you will still be able to acquire a credit card after you file. A consumer proposal will have an effect on your credit report, but these effects are temporary and vary depending on the repayment terms of your proposal. Listen in and find out how you can quickly rebuild your credit after filing for a consumer proposal.Related Links:Can I Apply for Credit During a Consumer Proposal?:https://davidsklar.com/blog/can-i-apply-for-credit-during-a-consumer-proposal/Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy? What Is the Best Choice for You:https://davidsklar.com/blog/consumer-proposal-or-bankruptcy-what-is-the-best-choice-for-you/The Role of a Consumer Proposal Administrator:https://davidsklar.com/blog/the-role-of-a-consumer-proposal-administrator/
17 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
The emotional impact debt has on peoples lives
In this podcast, we sit down with Shirley Sklar a certified insolvency counsellor at David Sklar & Associates and discuss the emotional impacts living in debt can have. Being in debt is stressful, It can put a strain on you, your family, and even your job performance. The emotional effects of debt include depression and anxiety, resentment, and stress, all of which are known to cause people to make more impulsive decisions. Related Links: Financial Stress in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis: https://davidsklar.com/blog/financial-stress-in-the-midst-of-the-covid-19-crisis/ What Are the Consequences of Living with Difficult Debt? https://davidsklar.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-of-living-with-difficult-debt/ Facing Debt Together With Credit Counselling In Toronto: https://davidsklar.com/blog/credit-counselling-toronto-facing-debt-together/
19 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
How to overcome debt - Common mistakes people make with their finances
In this episode, we discuss the common mistakes people make when managing their finances. How to overcome feeling defeated or wanting to give up. The mistakes people make using credit. Setting boundaries with your children and common roadblocks. Creating a financial plan and sticking to it, is the most effective way of getting out of debt and staying out of debt! Related Links: The Truth About High-Interest Loans VS. Consumer Proposals & Bankruptcy12 Habits to Achieve Debt-Free LivingHow to Break Your Bad Spending Habits for GoodBreak Free of the Paycheque to Paycheque Trap
18 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Get to know David Sklar & Associates
Welcome to the Debt Free Life Podcast. In this episode, we take some time to learn about David Sklar & Associates, what they do and how they can help people struggling with debt. The world of insolvency can be intimidating and confusing to a lot of people. In this episode, David Sklar takes the time to explain what we do and how we can help. Compassion and Empathy is the driving force behind our business and it’s why David Sklar & Associates is the first choice for people looking to rebuild their financial lives. We are here to help!
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