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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> 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.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Five steps to help you get control of your debt in 2018

Credit Coach: Five steps to help you get control of your debt in 2018

January offers us a great opportunity to start fresh.
<b>Credit Coach:</b>  Enjoying the holiday season without adding to debt worries

Credit Coach: Enjoying the holiday season without adding to debt worries

December for many of us is a magical time of year. The malls are bustling, the kids are excited and the diet gets an overhaul with all sorts of tempting sweets, treats and, of course, turkey stuffing.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> #FLM2017: How to Live Within Your Means

Credit Coach: #FLM2017: How to Live Within Your Means

November is Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2017) in Canada, a month-long opportunity to focus on increasing your knowledge of personal finance.