March 25, 2014

BC Debt Pooler Loses Licence after Consumer Protection Investigation

March 25, 2014 Consumer Protection BC announced it has cancelled the licence of Options Credit Services Canada Ltd., owned by Don Antle, after an investigation revealed several breaches of the  Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act and the Debt Collection Industry Regulation.

March 25, 2014

By Margaret H Johnson

Consumer debt in Canada is $1.4 trillion? Yikes. That is what was reported today in the Canadian Press. Canadians owe $1.4 trillion.

The article then goes on to tell us that consumer debt, including mortgages, make up the $1.4 trillion. Guess what? When you mix mortgages with consumer debt you do not end up with consumer debt. The correct term is household debt.

March 18, 2014

By Margaret H Johnson

The old joke about the sure things in life used to refer to death and taxes. I think we need to add consumer debt to this list. Certainly if one considers the irrefutable fact that Canadians have borrowed more and more money each and every year – from $20 billion in the 1970s to the current outstanding consumer debt of $516 billion today. Debt is just as predictable as death and taxes.

March 11, 2014

By Margaret H Johnson

Don’t worry folks. This is not an essay on economics. It’s a cry for help for seniors. This week in the Vancouver Sun an article about how the majority of Canadians need CPP or a lottery win for retirement reminded me about how desperate the financial struggle of the elderly really is.

March 4, 2014

By Margaret H Johnson

T’is the season to be…..ah, um, jolly…. worried, maybe even frightened? 

As the end of February rapidly approaches, we are pressured to make some important financial decisions. One of the first is: “Do we pay down our debt or save on our taxes?”


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