How to Live a Debt-Free Retirement Retirement is the perfect time to spend your hard-earned savings. But it will be difficult to do so if you start this new chapter of your life with debt. Unfortunately, retiring with debt is actually quite common, with 4 out of 10 Canadians doing so. Though retirees carry less … Continue reading How to Live a Debt-Free Retirement
As I wrote previously, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) was established in 2001 by Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act to: “ensure that financial institutions, external complaints bodies and payment card network operators are supervised by an agency of the Government of Canada so as to contribute to the protection of consumers of … Continue reading The FCAC – a finger in the dam?
As a debt restructuring specialist, I spend all my days working with and for Canadian consumer debtors facing insolvency. When you approach insolvency, you are basically seeking to negotiate with your creditors to relieve or eliminate your debt, and our job is to help our clients understand this process and make the best decisions possible … Continue reading Debtors versus creditors—a level playing field?
This post is written by 4 Pillars’ managing partner and financial literacy expert Paul Murphy. Paul has 20+ years of experience in the banking and financial service industry. In a sea of sharks, who do you trust? In this post, I do a comprehensive tour of all of the debt options in Canada. It’s … Continue reading Debt options in Canada: Know the sharks, beat the game
Consumer Debt needs to be an Election Issue. Now. October 3, 2019 I’ve been in the business of supporting consumer debtors for nearly 20 years. In that time, I have observed a steady and alarming trend toward rising consumer debt and financial instability. This week, yet another report was released pointing to what is a … Continue reading Consumer Debt needs to be an Election Issue. Now.