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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> 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.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> November is Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2017)

Credit Coach: November is Financial Literacy Month (#FLM2017)

The Ontario Ministry of Education defines “financial literacy” as having the knowledge and skills to make responsible economic and financial decisions with confidence.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Seniors and Debt: Fixed incomes, retirement dreams and credit?

Credit Coach: Seniors and Debt: Fixed incomes, retirement dreams and credit?

Welcome to the third, and final, blog in a series of three about the financial challenges facing three generations: millennials, the sandwich generation and seniors.
<b>Credit Coach:</b> Millennials and Debt: Getting ahead of falling behind?

Credit Coach: Millennials and Debt: Getting ahead of falling behind?

If you are a reader of the Credit Coach Blog series you’re aware from the last column that I recently had the role of the middle man in a heated financial discussion between some family members.
Credit Coach: What are the budget implications for the sandwich generation?

Credit Coach: What are the budget implications for the sandwich generation?

I recently had the role of the middle man in heated financial discussions between a grandmother, a daughter, a niece and a nephew.
Credit Coach: Four tips to help you stick to your back-to-school budget

Credit Coach: Four tips to help you stick to your back-to-school budget

What a great summer it has been. Hopefully wherever you are you have enjoyed the proper ratio of summer sun, warmth and good times. Please note that I’m not wishing away the days with this blog, as August isn’t over yet.
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.