Canada’s bet with debt. Back in 2008, the world was knocked into one of the worst recessions we had seen in decades. Canada was by no means immune. Over-leveraged Canadians lost property and businesses, retirement investments tanked and consumer confidence plummeted. History tells us this kind of downward spiral is very dangerous. To introduce some … Continue reading Canada’s bet with debt.
This past July, after seven years of leaving its key interest rate steady at near-historic lows, the Bank of Canada increased its overnight rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.75 percent. In September, the bank raised it another quarter-point to 1.0 percent amid strong economic growth. While we’re unlikely to see another increase this year, they … Continue reading Impact of Increasing Interest Rates on Debt
At some time in our lives, most of us will need to borrow money. Whether to pursue higher education, purchase a home or a car, or start a business, there are times where you simply won’t have enough cash flow to fund a purchase without taking on debt. When a loan helps you to … Continue reading Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Borrow Money
A married couple from Huntsville were referred to our office several months ago. They were on a fixed pension income and had gone to a mortgage broker to see if they could consolidate their $82,000 credit card debt into a new mortgage. Due to the loan to value rules, the mortgage broker was only … Continue reading How we were able to assist a mortgage broker “Close the Deal”
Beware of Debt Consolidation Mortgages Debt Consolidation is a term that usually describes the process of obtaining a new mortgage to pay off all of your unsecured debts, with a new payment being buried in a new mortgage. This solution works when an individual or family has accumulated equity in their home that is substantially … Continue reading Beware of Debt Consolidation Mortgages