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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.

March 2024

How to resolve and avoid tax debt
by Braden Burritt, CIRP, LIT
March 21, 2024

February 2024

Tips for Building a Strong Financial Plan as a Couple
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
February 14, 2024

January 2024

How to Make This Year a Financial Success
by Pamela Meger, CIRP, LIT
January 25, 2024

December 2023

Stress-Free Holiday Spending Tips
by Collin LeGall, CIRP, LIT
December 8, 2023

November 2023

More Month Than Money
by Maureen Babin, Financial Advisor, Amarack Financial
November 27, 2023
Good vs. bad debt: Are you borrowing money wisely?
by Braden Burritt, CIRP, LIT
November 20, 2023
Assessing Your Progress in Managing and Paying Down Your Debt
by April Stroink, Money Coach
November 16, 2023
Check up on your Debt!!
by Pamela Meger, CIRP, LIT
November 8, 2023

September 2023

Modeling Financial Behavior
by Colleen Craig, CPA, CA, FCIRP, LIT
September 27, 2023
Planning for Retirement: Age-appropriate Advice
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT and Maureen Babin, Financial Advisor, Amarack Financial
September 20, 2023

August 2023

Is there such a thing as "Debt-Free"?
by Jim Moses, CIRP, LIT
August 16, 2023

July 2023

Life of a Trustee
by Daniel Budd, CIRP, LIT
July 27, 2023

June 2023

Summer is Here and the Budget is Sizzling!!
by Pamela Meger, CIRP, LIT
June 27, 2023

May 2023

What to keep in mind when refinancing your home
by Brandon Smith, CIRP, LIT
May 24, 2023
Impact of Inflation and Recession on Debt Repayment
by Nathan Sugeng, CIRP, LIT
May 5, 2023

March 2023

Protect yourself from financial scams
by Andy Fisher, CIRP, LIT
March 22, 2023
How to build a solid family financial plan
by Andrew Mansfield, Financial Planner
March 2, 2023

February 2023

January 2023

Change Your Financial Habits in the Year of the Rabbit
by Rita Anderson, CIRP, LIT
January 24, 2023

December 2022

Holiday Saving Tips
by Pamela Meger, CIRP, LIT
December 8, 2022

November 2022

Top 5 Financial Pitfalls for Seniors and Advice on How to Avoid Them
by Colleen Craig, CPA, CA, FCIRP, LIT
November 21, 2022

September 2022

Tips for Navigating Back-to-School Financial Stress
by Craig Fryzuk, CIRP, LIT
September 21, 2022

June 2022

Mortgage 101
by Brandon Smith, CIRP, LIT
June 16, 2022

April 2022

Spring Cleaning your Finances
by Shelley Koehli, CIRP, LIT
April 25, 2022

March 2022

Tax Planning and Saving Tips to Deal with Income Tax Debt
by Andrew Fisher, CIRP, LIT
March 2, 2022

February 2022

Love Your Money
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
February 14, 2022

January 2022

Financial Resolutions for the New Year
by Nathan Sugeng, CIRP, LIT
January 31, 2022

December 2021

Mastering Winter Holiday Spending
by Craig Fryzuk, CIRP, LIT
December 20, 2021

November 2021

Budgeting: The Key to Financial Success
by Pamela Meger, CIRP, LIT
November 11, 2021

September 2021

The Importance of Financial Literacy
by Collin LeGall, CIRP, LIT
September 29, 2021

August 2021

Summer activities on a budget for every age
by Andy Fisher, CIRP, LIT
August 5, 2021

July 2021

Free Yourself from Financial Debts
by Colleen Craig, CPA, CA, FCIRP, LIT
July 27, 2021
Tax Debts in Bankruptcy
by Daniel Budd, CIRP, LIT
July 7, 2021

March 2021

Money Management: Financial Literacy Lessons for Kids at Every Age
by Olivia Harper, CQP Articling Associate
March 26, 2021
Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Your Money
by Brandon Smith, LIT, CIRP
March 24, 2021

February 2021

Give Your Finances Some Love This Valentine's Day
by Chelsea Taylor, LIT, CIRP
February 12, 2021

January 2021

How to get your debt under control
by Shelley Koehli, LIT, CIRP
January 29, 2021

December 2020

Rate your Impulse Spending Habits; 10 Tips to Stop Impulse Spending
by Mary Ann Marriott, LIT, CIRP
December 17, 2020

November 2020

The Seven Enemies of Financial Success
by Mary Ann Marriott, LIT, CIRP
November 30, 2020
The importance of considering all costs when budgeting for a vehicle
by Brandon Smith, LIT, CIRP
November 19, 2020

October 2020

How insurance may reduce risk of income loss
by Debora Kwasnicky, CPA, CA, LIT, CIRP
October 8, 2020

August 2020

CERB Tax Implications
by Chelsea Taylor, CIRP, LIT
August 18, 2020

May 2020

Why an LIT?
by Brandon Smith, CIRP, LIT
May 27, 2020

March 2020

Do I have the options if I cannot pay the income taxes I owe
by Debora Kwasnicky, CIRP, LIT
March 16, 2020
Budgeting Apps: Which ones should I use?
by Chelsea Taylor, CIRP, LIT
March 6, 2020
Will I Owe Income Tax?
by What If I can’t pay my taxes?
March 2, 2020

January 2020

How to be more financially secure in 2020
by Shelley Koehli
January 14, 2020

December 2019

November 2019

Six objectifs de départ très fréquents
by Par Mary Ann Marriott, PAIR
November 22, 2019
How to achieve those 6 Common Financial Goals
by Mary Ann Marriott
November 22, 2019
What does “being a smart financial consumer” mean?
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
November 20, 2019
Setting Financial Goals
by Shelley Koehli, CIRP, LIT
November 15, 2019
Give Budgeting a Facelift!
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
November 12, 2019
Financial Literacy - Start a Budget
by Written by Shelley Koehli, CIRP, LIT
November 8, 2019

October 2019

Financial Literacy for High School Students in Ontario
by Brandon Smith, BA, CIRP, LIT
October 16, 2019
Putting the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) into a financial context
by Shelley Koehli, LIT, CIRP
October 11, 2019
Refusal of a discharge from bankruptcy
by Debora Kwasnicky, LIT, Kwasnicky & Associates Inc.
October 8, 2019

August 2019

Take Retirement Planning to the Next Level
by Douglas E. Wright CFP, PFP, B. Comm, B.Ed.
August 29, 2019

July 2019

Ageing parents and taboo topics
by Maureen Babin, Amarack Financial
July 31, 2019
Five Ways to Save on Back to School
by Shelley Koehli, CIRP, Licensed Insolvency Trustee of D. Thode & Associates Inc. based in British Columbia.
July 11, 2019

June 2019

Five thrifty ways to spend time with your family
by Crystal Buhler, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and President of C. Buhler & Associates Ltd.
June 27, 2019
Ideas for kids activities this summer
by Crystal Buhler, Licensed Insolvency Trustee, and President of C. Buhler & Associates Ltd.
June 12, 2019

May 2019

Be careful . . . Look out for fraud!
by Nathalie Brault, CPA, CMA, CIRP, SAI
May 9, 2019
Planning for maternity / parental leave
by Chelsea Taylor, CIRP, LIT
May 1, 2019

April 2019

The Treatment of Personal Income Taxes In A Personal Bankruptcy
by Mary Plahouras, CFE, L.L.M.
April 5, 2019

March 2019

Tax Compliance for the Self-Employed
by Debora Kwasnicky, CIRP, LIT
March 22, 2019

February 2019

January 2019

New Year Financial Goals
by Shelley Koehli, CIRP, LIT
January 28, 2019
Three things you can do to get your financial house in order this year.
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
January 25, 2019

December 2018

Take Control of Your Finances
by “Rarely in our life is money a place of genuine freedom, joy, or clarity, yet we routinely allow it to dictate the terms of our lives and often to be the single most important factor in the decisions we make about work, love, family, and friendship.”
December 3, 2018

November 2018

How A Consumer Proposal Can Help Set Your Financial Goals
by Mary Plahouras, CFE, L.L.M
November 26, 2018
Some financial truths …
by Collin LeGall, CPA, CMA, CIRP, LIT
November 19, 2018
Budgeting for Bank Fees
by Debora Kwasnicky, CIRP
November 13, 2018
Financial Literacy for New Canadians
by Crystal Buhler , CIRP, LIT
November 12, 2018
Financial Literacy and Students
by Crystal Buhler, CPA, CGA, CIRP, LIT
November 5, 2018
Three ways that you can invest in your financial well-being
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
November 2, 2018
Invest in your “Financial Well-being”
by Crystal Buhler, CPA, CGA, CIRP , LIT
November 1, 2018

October 2018

10 Hacks to Avoid the Back to School Lunch Dilemma
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
October 1, 2018

August 2018

Summer Activities on a Budget
by Shelley Koehli, LIT
August 13, 2018

July 2018

The Slippery Slope of Growth
by Matthew Golding, CPA, CMA, CIRP, LIT
July 30, 2018

May 2018

THREE TRICKS TO CREATE EXTRA ROOM IN YOUR BUDGET
by Chelsea Taylor, CIRP, LIT
May 30, 2018

March 2018

Chaos & Conflict
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
March 27, 2018

February 2018

Why Setting Financial Goals is so Important
by Shelley Koehli
February 21, 2018

January 2018

November 2017

Financial Literacy Month 2017: Are You a Senior Drowning in Debt? Take Charge of Your Finances!
by Caryl Newbery-Mitchell, MBA, CIRP, LIT & Mary Plahouras, CFE, LL.M.
November 1, 2017

August 2017

Securing a Better Financial Future
by François Noël, MBA, CIRP, LIT
August 16, 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

Insolvency Law in Nova Scotia - Limitations of Actions
by Limitation of Actions Act
April 17, 2017

March 2017

December 2016

The Women of Insolvency – Standing Out Across Canada
by Michelle Grant, CIRP, LIT
December 15, 2016

November 2016

Protecting Yourself is Key When Helping Friends and Family with Debt
by Daniel Budd, CIRP, LIT, CAIRP Financial Literacy Champion
November 23, 2016
“Debtors’ Prison” and Other Misconceptions About Bankruptcy
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
November 16, 2016
Living Within Your Means = Meaningful Living
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
November 9, 2016
Give Your Budget a Facelift! Turn It Into a Spending Plan
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, LIT
November 2, 2016

August 2016

July 2016

May 2016

Welcome to Montreal! August 18–20, 2016 - CAIRP Annual Conference
by Nathalie Brault, CIRP, Chair of the CAIRP 2016 Annual Conference
May 31, 2016

February 2016

Report from Dubai: INSOL Small Practice Issues Open Meeting
by Paul Casey, CPA, CA, CIRP
February 8, 2016
Report from Dubai: INSOL Board of Directors Meeting
by Paul Casey, CPA, CA, CIRP
February 1, 2016

January 2016

September 2015

A one-of-a-kind experience at the CAIRP Annual Conference
by Photo by Hilary Casey
September 30, 2015

July 2015

The CAIRP Annual Conference
by Craig Munro, CAIRP Annual Conference Chair
July 6, 2015

June 2015

May 2015

Surviving the CIRP Qualifying Program and Becoming a Trustee
by Mary Ann Marriott, CIRP, is a Licensed Trustee with Grant Thornton Ltd. and works out of their Bridgewater, Nova Scotia office. She is passionate about helping others succeed financially and regularly provides workshops, presentations and social media pos
May 14, 2015

April 2015

Not for the Faint of Heart!
by Mary Plahouras, BA (Hons), CFE
April 10, 2015

March 2015

Report from the field: INSOL San Francisco 2015
by Mark Yakabuski, CAIRP President and Chief Operating Officer
March 26, 2015

February 2015

The Challenges and Benefits of Working Abroad - Part I
by Holly Palmer, B. Tech., CA, CIRP
February 26, 2015
Me? An entrepreneur? Part I
by Jean-François Cliche is a CIRP, trustee, entrepreneur, proud Beauceron and part-time blogger.
February 9, 2015

January 2015

Welcome to CAIRPblog!
by Susan Yellin
January 16, 2015
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