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Credit Coach

A column focused on financial literacy, budgeting tips and more by Jayson Stoppel

Jayson became a Licensed Insolvency Trustee working with a large variety of clients in the personal and corporate areas of Financial Recovery, (Bankruptcy and Insolvency) by providing administrative services as well as advice and direction to numerous Financial Service Corporations and lenders.

As a life-long Thunder Bay resident, he is acutely in tune with the Thunder Bay and North-Western Ontario market place. His knowledge, experience and innovative thinking will help BDO continue to offer the level of dedicated, personal service and strategic advice our clients have. 

<b>Credit Coach:</b> The Debt Treadmill: 4 ways to get off the ride

Credit Coach: The Debt Treadmill: 4 ways to get off the ride

Does paying down your debts feel like a useless exercise? Month after month you make your debt payments, only to find that you aren’t really getting anywhere.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> How to avoid being crushed by the cost of earning a degree

Credit Coach: How to avoid being crushed by the cost of earning a degree

How to avoid being crushed by the cost of earning a degree.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Sun Time Fun Time: Staying on top of your summertime budget

Credit Coach: Sun Time Fun Time: Staying on top of your summertime budget

With only a few weeks left in the school calendar, now is the time to start planning for your summer fun without adding to the family debt. With each change of season we are presented with different budget challenges.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Spring cleaning: It isn't only for the back yard

Credit Coach: Spring cleaning: It isn't only for the back yard

As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and credit management blogger, I find myself drawn to the subject of household finances when I’m on Facebook or surfing the internet.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> 3 questions to ask before you dip into your home equity for a backyard reno

Credit Coach: 3 questions to ask before you dip into your home equity for a backyard reno

Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner, which means that many homeowners are moving ahead with the annual yard clean up after a long winter’s slumber.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Credit Health: What’s your score and what does it mean?

Credit Coach: Credit Health: What’s your score and what does it mean?

In my previous Credit Coach blog ( How to avoid being the victim of fraud ) I talked about the need to check your credit score and report online periodically.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> How to avoid being a victim of fraud

Credit Coach: How to avoid being a victim of fraud

Did you know that March was Fraud Prevention Month?
<b>Credit Coach:</b> How do you know if you’ve achieved financial wellness?

Credit Coach: How do you know if you’ve achieved financial wellness?

Over the past 18 months I have shared many blogs on many topics, including budgeting, debt control, credit management and financial literacy.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Keeping money secrets? How to talk openly about finances

Credit Coach: Keeping money secrets? How to talk openly about finances

Out of respect and reverence for the observance of Valentine’s Day I have waited until the end of the February month to pen this entry into the Credit Coach blog catalogue.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Will rising interest rates be a problem for me?

Credit Coach: Will rising interest rates be a problem for me?

As interest rates continue to go up in Canada, many Canadians likely have two questions on their mind.