Credit Counselling – Finding A ‘New Normal’

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Finding a Life Beyond the Chains of Debt

Many of the people we work with spent years believing that credit card debt was ‘normal’. They felt that consumer debt was ok – because there was no other way to pay for the lifestyle they thought they had to have.

When we introduce them to the fiscally-sound and wise ideas of thrift and saving – and encourage them to spend below their means, it is often as if a light bulb turns on in their heads.

Clearly, they had heard of the dangers of debt before, but when they are working with us, they are in the process of removing their debts and getting a fresh financial start. At that point they can see how wonderful a debt-free life would be – and better yet, they know they can achieve it.

It is exciting to be part of a client’s discovery of their ‘new normal’ – and the realization that their future will be more financially sound.

Finding a ‘New Normal’ for Yourself

You do not need to wait until you are forced to declare bankruptcy or file a consumer proposal to find a ‘new normal’ for yourself.

Start by taking the time to figure out what your goals in life really are, exactly what your current finances are, and what you need to do to achieve your goals. To help you with this process, we have a free, simple 5 step plan to get you get started.

What is a ‘New Normal’?

It varies from person to person – but in general it includes things like:

  • having a plan for your future that involves achieving the goals you really want to achieve,
  • tracking your goals and the actions you need to take to achieve them,
  • having an emergency savings fund that is only for emergencies and is enough for 3 to 6 months of living expenses,
  • saving for things before you buy them,
  • never using your credit cards as a source of income,
  • celebrating your frugality – rather than your latest meaningless purchase, and
  • judging yourself by the quality of your character and not by the things you have.

Change is scary – but if you want to start living the life you really want, you need to find a ‘new normal’ that will help you achieve your goals.

Take Your First Step Towards A Debt Free Life

If you are overwhelmed by debt and live in the Toronto area, call us at 416-498-9200 to book a FREE, confidential appointment. We will review your financial situation in detail and discuss all of your options with you. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below and our team will reach out to you. 

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Very professional and fast service! Also, personable!.. they don't treat you like a number, but like a person.From the time I first contacted them, until I was set up there has been not more than 7 days.I dealt with Jackie, she was great!
Jelena Petrovic
18:06 20 Jun 21
I had a great experience with Rhoda at the Mississauga location. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful, she made me feel confident I had made the right choice contacting David Sklar and co. Highly recommend.
Maria Curbelo
19:59 18 Jun 21
I would just like to say thank you to David Sklar & associates for helping me out in this difficult time I was in way over my head, I was introduced to Jackie Stanley, at that moment things got better the calls stop. Jackie was so professional helpful, trusting answered all my calls all my Text, and emails professionally and respectful!! I can’t believe it, and now I’m gonna build my credit rating back up and have my life back Thank You, Jackie Stanley at David Sklar& associates, for doing an outstanding Job!!!!
Mark Simmonds
21:50 16 Jun 21
I am not very good at putting words together especially when your speechless for all the help from such a friendly happy non judgemental team. From being financially stressed and depression hitting all at once I connected with Jackie Stanley💯❤❤ from David Sklar team in a whole other level,she is an absolutely joy to deal with and very informative let me know there is light at the end of the tunnel.. despite my struggle the amazing lady Jackie Stanley was able to put a smile on my face and make me laugh super happy and grateful 🙏I was able to connect with her from David Sklar &Associates team I 💯 percent recommend her (Jackie Stanley) and will continue to recommend her. To any one looking to get out of debt or have any questions belive me when I say you will not be disappointed with Jackie she's such a great person and I'm lucky to have been able to recieve the help and guidance from such a wonderful person and you will be also...look no further no where but up from here ...Thank you So so much Jackie much appreciated
Richelle Barriault
17:57 16 Jun 21
Reached out to Jackie, who was very cordial and professional. Highly recommended.
The Lit Lion
16:54 16 Jun 21
I must admit that I am so glad I called! I spoke to Rhoda Lewis who right away made me feel at ease. She's so caring and supportive I highly recommend her. Thanks to her my life is now on track! Thank you David Skylar & Associates Inc!
Grace Muller
17:55 25 May 21
Very professional and courteous. Jackie was very helpful and understanding. She was happy to answer any questions I had and we were able to process everything quickly with no hassle.
Nicholas Burnett
17:07 19 May 21
I would say my experience with David Sklar was spectacular, they made it really easy for my through the whole process and now 9 months later my bankruptcy is discharged.i would recommend David Sklar to anyone.
HN
23:00 06 May 21
I had a nagging defaulted student loan that was holding me back. There were a few smaller issues that were compounding. The lockdowns really forced me to look into building back my credit and starting fresh.Ashley at David Sklar & Associates at the Keele and Finch location was a blessing. She was thorough in her explanations and answered any concerns I had. She gave me the options and let me decide what was best. After conferring with her, I decided bankruptcy was the best option. She made the process of filing for bankruptcy easy.There's nothing to be afraid of. Stigma attached to bankruptcy but you can reset if you work hard to make it happen.I highly recommend speaking with Ashley if you have any concerns about debt solutions.
A M
14:39 04 May 21
I highly recommend David Sklar & Associates Inc. They helped me with my finances along with the help of Ashley Carter whom assisted me thoroughly throughout the process of my Consumer Proposal. She is very friendly, professional and updated me occasionally through emails. With her tremendous help, I am very thankful to have accompanied someone like her!
Pilar
21:05 28 Apr 21