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Category: Covid 19

Break glass in case of emergency

By Paul Murphy

Your Survival plan – When your payments exceed your income. Let’s not beat around the bush, these are scary and stressful times. Remaining physically healthy is the priority — and thankfully, most of us seem to be achieving that.  However, very few of us can say our current or future financial situation is a healthy […]

5 Tips for Small Business Owners During COVID-19

By Reg Rocha

For small business owners the fear is overwhelming.  The challenges faced today are unlike any other challenges small business owners have faced before.  In the past, when we’ve faced financial challenges we have been able to look back on a decision or a string of decisions and events that caused the issues and recognize what […]

Why we should be concerned about declining bankruptcy filings.

By Reg Rocha

Early indications of 2020 numbers (that is, before the COVID-19 crisis hit) mentioned that bankruptcy and insolvency numbers would be at an all-time high. However, since March and over the next couple of months we are likely going to see a large decline in projections. Normally a decline in bankruptcy numbers is a positive and […]

Don’t forget CERB is a taxable benefit.

By Reg Rocha

Don’t forget CERB is a taxable benefit. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) provides Canadians whose jobs and income have been affected by COVID-19 with desperately needed cash to meet their basic day to day living expenses. The federal government will provide those approved for CERB $500 per week, for 16 weeks. For those needing […]

Break for student loan payments

By Reg Rocha

  Canadians with federal student loan debt are getting a break on payments and interest over the next six months as all efforts to stabilize the Canadian economy is being taken. The payment relief is optional, and students can keep making their payments, it is always recommended that if you can pay, you should pay.  Deferring any […]