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CANADIANS NEARLY $16,000 IN DEBT AFTER MORTAGE, SAYS NEW RBC SURVEY

If you take your mortgage out of the equation, how much debt to you have?  A new survey from one of the big banks says three-quarters of Canadians are in debt and they owe an average of nearly $16,000.  RBC’s … read more

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OLDER ZOOMERS GOING INTO DEBT

  Canadians are racking up debt, with seniors spending borrowed money freely. Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada says older Zoomers are borrowing to finance their post-retirement lifestyles. Equifax Canada says  total consumer debt in Canada rose 77 billion dollars … read more

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GFB Podcast: Doug Jones August 21st, 2013

Doug Jones, Senior Vice President and Trustee in bankruptcy with BDO Canada Limited, offers advice on how to establish a budget and climb out of debt while the climbing is easier. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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RETIRED ZOOMERS IN DEBT – SURVEY

  More than half of all retired Canadians are carrying debt, with many trying to manage two or more payments a month. A new Harris Decima poll suggests close to 60 percent of retired Canadians  currently hold debt. And almost 20 percent of the retirees with debt … read more

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GFB Podcast — Laurie Campbell

Goldhawk Fights Back: Laurie Campbell, CEO of Credit Canada Debt Solutions, offers advice on getting out of debt and warns about debt companies whose promises are too good to be true.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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CANADIANS’ DEBT LOAD SPIKES IN 2012

Canadians added 6% to their debt loads last year. TransUnion looked at non-mortgage debt and found the average consumer owed $1,525 more at the end of last year than in 2011. TransUnion says it’s the biggest year-to-year fourth-quarter increase since … read more

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The Zoomer Week In Review – January 29th, 2012

On September 11th, 2001, all 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees working on and above the 101st floor of One World Trade Center lost their lives. Just days after the attacks, chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick promised that 25% of Cantor Fitzgerald’s profits would go to the families of the deceased. He kept his promise, and along with his Sister Edie, has since raised over $250 million dollars for the families of 9/11 victims. On this episode, Libby is joined by Howard and Edie Lutnick to talk about their memories of the tragedy, and how their lives and many others have changed since. Also, a recent study by CIBC finds that Zoomers are responsible for rising Canadian household debt more than any other demographic. Financial Guru Gordon Pape talks about why that is, and what we can do to get out of the red before it’s too late!… read more

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Mark Silverthorn

Goldhawk Fights Back: Lawyer Mark Silverthorn specializes in helping people who are being chased by bill collectors. He answers questions and offers advice. His toll-free number is 1 866 996 9941. Tell him you got the number at goldhawk.com.… read more

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Tom Reid

Tom Reid, Director of Consumer Solutions at TransUnion Canada, shares new survey results about being in debt, and how to stay out of the red.… read more

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Tom Reid

On Friday’s GFB at 12:15 – Tom Reid, Director of Consumer Solutions at TransUnion Canada.… read more

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