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Welcome to the official blog of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals! We hope you will enjoy insightful and informative posts by our team of expert bloggers on a wide range of topics, including individual, small business and corporate insolvencies, budgeting, financial planning, credit rebuilding and other money management tips for anyone looking to live a debt free life.

Tips for Navigating Back-to-School Financial Stress

Craig Fryzuk, CIRP, LIT September 21, 2022 All across the country, students are starting a new school year this month. Smiling, eager teachers are greeting them at the doors. There’s no doubt, September is a time of exciting transitions for many—and...

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Mortgage 101

Brandon Smith, CIRP, LIT June 16, 2022 At the time of writing, the sale price of the average home in Canada is over $800,000 and well over $1 million in major urban centres like Toronto and Vancouver. Let’s face it, if you have made the decision...

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Spring Cleaning your Finances

Shelley Koehli, CIRP, LIT April 25, 2022 As the weather improves, so does our motivation to spring clean our homes and gardens.  But what about your finances?  Here are five ways to spring clean your finances: Take Inventory * Pull your...

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Tax Planning and Saving Tips to Deal with Income Tax Debt

Andrew Fisher, CIRP, LIT March 2, 2022 We’ve all heard that “nothing is certain except death and taxes.”  While death cannot be avoided, living a healthy life can certainly put off the inevitable for as long as possible. The same is...

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Love Your Money

Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT February 14, 2022 It’s the month of Love! In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share some tips on how you can send some much-needed love to your money. You have a relationship with money, much like you have a...

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Financial Resolutions for the New Year

Nathan Sugeng, CIRP, LIT January 31, 2022 With the start of a new year many of us will take the time to reflect on resolutions for the coming year. Some of the more popular resolutions tend to be health related or about relationships, work, and...

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Mastering Winter Holiday Spending

Craig Fryzuk, CIRP, LIT December 20, 2021 While it can be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the most expensive.  As a Licensed Insolvency Trustee working in the insolvency space for twenty-five years, I’ve seen my fair share...

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Budgeting: The Key to Financial Success

Pamela Meger, CIRP, LIT November 11, 2021 The thought of budgeting may feel difficult and add additional stress but if you break it down into sections it is not as daunting as one may think. No matter what your financial situation is, budgeting...

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The Importance of Financial Literacy

Collin LeGall, CIRP, LIT September 29, 2021 What is financial literacy anyway? It is an understanding of concepts including saving, investing and debt that leads to an overall sense of financial well-being. With knowledge you set yourself up to...

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Summer activities on a budget for every age

Andy Fisher, CIRP, LIT August 5, 2021 With summer vacation upon us, and with covid restrictions lifting across the country, we can finally think about leaving the house and looking for activities other than watching Netflix.  Travel is still...

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Free Yourself from Financial Debts

Colleen Craig, CPA, CA, FCIRP, LIT July 27, 2021 If you were to google “Steps to Financial Freedom,” there is no shortage of experts’ suggestions, tips, Top 10 lists, publications and posts, outlining the best way to achieve financial freedom....

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Tax Debts in Bankruptcy

Daniel Budd, CIRP, LIT July 7, 2021 For one reason or another, most people who come to see me for advice seem to believe that tax debt will not be included in a bankruptcy. When I ask them why they have this preconception, most people simply say, that is what I was told.

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