Category Archives: Debt Help Stories

Robert (not his real name) works in a shoe store. Or if you ask him, he’ll proudly say that he’s now the Assistant Manager at a London fine footwear retailer. It’s not a bad job for a 26-year-old single guy, and his increased responsibilities let him focus on operational details… Read more

This is a guest post by the experts at Ratehub.ca In the travel industry, it’s known as the shoulder season. It’s the period between summer vacation and winter holidays when prices are at their lowest. For the astute traveler, it’s the best season. If you have the money saved to… Read more

I’m always fascinated (and constantly amazed) by the things some people will spend their hard earned money on. A couple of years ago, Maclean’s magazine featured an article entitled “Life With Help: How Did We Get So Useless?” The article discussed the growing trend towards outsourcing the things in our… Read more

One of the mistakes some people make when they’re talking about debt is that they focus on moving away from something. But among those that know what really motivates us is the theory that it is easier to move towards a goal. Imagine you’re a circle sitting in the middle… Read more

To be perfectly honest, it’s all Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s fault. It was just before New Year’s Eve last year when Gail tweeted out a query about New Year’s resolutions versus financial goals. Because I have a bit of a butter tart problem (admission is the first step), I tweeted back that… Read more

There’s no one right way to handle money in a remarriage. But since you can’t escape responsibility for your partner’s decisions, you better talk about it. Some couples maintain separate savings and chequing accounts, paying for their own personal and children’s expenses and sharing the costs of running the household…. Read more

Earlier this year Licensed Insolvency firm Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. published their fifth biennial Joe Debtor study, which looks at the different faces of debt. We analyzed their different risk groups, and found that millennials are increasingly turning to insolvency to deal with their debts. From their 2015-2016 study, millennials (ages… Read more

When my wife and I bought our house in the summer of 2001 it was in pretty good shape. the only things that needed updating were the kitchen sink (which was indescribably ugly), and the upstairs bathroom which was functional, but also in no danger of winning any beauty awards…. Read more

Friends has been a staple in our household for almost a decade. Those six kids can still make me laugh. Every time my daughter, Alex, needs a couple of hours of decompression, in goes a Friends DVD. Several years ago when Lisa Kudrow was on Ellen, they played the “What’s your… Read more

I’m a big fan of small houses. When I say small, I’m not talking about shoebox small, micro home small or even little pink houses (for you and me) small. I’m talking about what I like to call comfortably small, especially when compared to the 3,000 plus square feet McMansions… Read more