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David Sklar & Associates Inc. is a supportive and caring firm of Licensed Insolvency Trustees, that help people erase their debts through a wide range of services. The team consists of knowledgeable, experienced, caring individuals who all have the same goal, to help you take control of your financial problems and move on to a better life. This podcast will cover topics such as Consumer Proposals, Credit Counselling, Division 1 Proposal, Personal Bankruptcy, Debt Consolidation, Student Loans, Money Management, Protection from Creditors, Income Tax Debt, Wage Garnishment, Budgeting, Saving and so much more. Our goal on this podcast is to provide education and insight into the world of Insolvency and give you the tools to make the right decisions with your finances.
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Many people struggling with debt in Ontario have considered filing for personal bankruptcy but are concerned about losing their assets and the consequences that follow. In some cases, bankruptcy is the right solution, however, most debt problems can be solved with a Consumer Proposal, the #1 alternative to bankruptcy. A Consumer Proposal is a way of consolidating all your debts and offering to pay your creditors a smaller percentage of what you owe them. It’s a legal agreement you make with the help of a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and is a federally regulated program. It also has several advantages over a bankruptcy, whereby you get to keep all your assets, freezes interest charges, stops collection calls, and stops any legal actions made against you. Once your consumer proposal is accepted you will make one low monthly payment to your Licensed Insolvency Trustee, who will then distribute the funds to all your creditors. Listen in and find out why a Consumer Proposal is the #1 alternative to bankruptcy. Related Links:What is a Consumer Proposal?https://davidsklar.com/blog/what-is-a-consumer-proposal/Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy? What Is the Best Choice for You:https://davidsklar.com/blog/consumer-proposal-or-bankruptcy-what-is-the-best-choice-for-you/The Role of a Consumer Proposal Administrator:https://davidsklar.com/blog/the-role-of-a-consumer-proposal-administrator/
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “Will my credit be affected, and will I still be able to use a credit card after I file a consumer proposal?” The short answer is yes, a consumer proposal will impact your credit rating and yes, you will still be able to acquire a credit card after you file. A consumer proposal will have an effect on your credit report, but these effects are temporary and vary depending on the repayment terms of your proposal.  Listen in and find out how you can quickly rebuild your credit after filing for a consumer proposal.Related Links:Can I Apply for Credit During a Consumer Proposal?:https://davidsklar.com/blog/can-i-apply-for-credit-during-a-consumer-proposal/Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy? What Is the Best Choice for You:https://davidsklar.com/blog/consumer-proposal-or-bankruptcy-what-is-the-best-choice-for-you/The Role of a Consumer Proposal Administrator:https://davidsklar.com/blog/the-role-of-a-consumer-proposal-administrator/
In this podcast, we sit down with Shirley Sklar a certified insolvency counsellor at David Sklar & Associates and discuss the emotional impacts living in debt can have. Being in debt is stressful, It can put a strain on you, your family, and even your job performance. The emotional effects of debt include depression and anxiety, resentment, and stress, all of which are known to cause people to make more impulsive decisions.    Related Links: Financial Stress in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis: https://davidsklar.com/blog/financial-stress-in-the-midst-of-the-covid-19-crisis/ What Are the Consequences of Living with Difficult Debt? https://davidsklar.com/blog/what-are-the-consequences-of-living-with-difficult-debt/ Facing Debt Together With Credit Counselling In Toronto: https://davidsklar.com/blog/credit-counselling-toronto-facing-debt-together/
In this episode, we discuss the common mistakes people make when managing their finances.  How to overcome feeling defeated or wanting to give up.  The mistakes people make using credit. Setting boundaries with your children and common roadblocks. Creating a financial plan and sticking to it, is the most effective way of getting out of debt and staying out of debt! Related Links: The Truth About High-Interest Loans VS. Consumer Proposals & Bankruptcy12 Habits to Achieve Debt-Free LivingHow to Break Your Bad Spending Habits for GoodBreak Free of the Paycheque to Paycheque Trap
Welcome to the Debt Free Life Podcast.  In this episode, we take some time to learn about David Sklar & Associates, what they do and how they can help people struggling with debt.  The world of insolvency can be intimidating and confusing to a lot of people.  In this episode, David Sklar takes the time to explain what we do and how we can help.  Compassion and Empathy is the driving force behind our business and it’s why David Sklar & Associates is the first choice for people looking to rebuild their financial lives. We are here to help!Related Links:The Role of a Consumer Proposal Administrator: https://davidsklar.com/blog/the-role-of-a-consumer-proposal-administrator/12 Habits to Achieve Debt-Free Living: https://davidsklar.com/blog/12-habits-to-achieve-debt-free-living/What Is a LIT? And What Do They Do?: https://davidsklar.com/blog/what-is-a-lit-and-what-do-they-do/
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