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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. 

Credit Coach: Should you be worried about the increase in interest rates?

Credit Coach: Should you be worried about the increase in interest rates?

Financial bloggers have been warning us, economic experts have been predicting it, and now it’s finally happened — the Bank of Canada has raised interest rates. On July 12th, the overnight lending rate went from 0.50 to 0.75 per cent.
Credit Coach: Spending and shopping tips and tricks

Credit Coach: Spending and shopping tips and tricks

In Blog #1 of this series, I wrote primarily about understanding the difference between wants and needs, along with a couple of general tips on budget boosting. Now it’s time to get to the point and talk details.
Credit Coach: Budget Boosters, a three-blog series

Credit Coach: Budget Boosters, a three-blog series

Blog #1 - Spending and Shopping Habits Over the past several months readers of this blog will have noticed some recurring themes.
Credit Coach: Blog recap

Credit Coach: Blog recap

Over the past several months I have been fortunate to share 14 blog posts with you.
Credit Coach: How to Avoid a DIY Disaster

Credit Coach: How to Avoid a DIY Disaster

It’s all part of the Canadian dream — outdoor living, sitting by the pool, hiding from the mosquitos in your screened-in porch or watching the hockey playoffs on your big screen in the “man cave.
Credit Coach: How to raise financially literate children

Credit Coach: How to raise financially literate children

People find themselves in financial difficulty for many reasons.
Credit Coach: How do you know when you have a debt problem

Credit Coach: How do you know when you have a debt problem

Over the past several months I have written about various personal finance topics, from consumer credit to budgeting to bankruptcy.
Your Tax Refund: An Opportunity to Get On Top of Your Debt

Your Tax Refund: An Opportunity to Get On Top of Your Debt

It is now that time of the year when we file our personal income tax returns.
Your Personal Health and Wellness: Is Financial Stress Affecting You?

Your Personal Health and Wellness: Is Financial Stress Affecting You?

When I speak to family and friends about the work I am fortunate to do as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, I am often asked about the hardships that I must see and hear about on a daily basis.
What Happens to Your Student Loan Debt When You File a Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy?

What Happens to Your Student Loan Debt When You File a Consumer Proposal or Bankruptcy?

As the calendar turns from the winter months to spring another class of post-secondary students will be graduating soon.