Debt Relief in Ontario

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What’s the best debt relief option in Ontario for you?

There are some excellent debt relief options in Ontario and there are others that can lead to increased financial strain. 

At David Sklar & Associates we’re committed to helping you out of debt and always have your best interests at heart. We’ll help you choose the best debt relief solution for your situation.

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The top 5 debt relief options in Ontario include:

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A consumer proposal is a way of consolidating all your debts and offering to pay your creditors a smaller percentage of what you owe them. It’s a legal agreement you make with the help of a Licensed Insolvency Trustee and is a federally regulated program.

It also has several advantages over bankruptcy: you get to keep all your assets, freeze interest charges, stop collection calls, and prevent creditors from taking legal action against you.

Once your consumer proposal is accepted, you will make one low monthly payment to your Licensed Insolvency Trustee, who will distribute the funds to all your creditors.

Your monthly payments will be based on your income, expenses, assets, and what you can afford to pay. 

Bankruptcy in Ontario

Personal bankruptcy should never be entered into lightly – you should consider it only after consulting with a Licensed Insolvency Trustee. We’ve helped thousands of clients weigh the pros and cons of declaring personal bankruptcy and, when needed, navigate this process.

When you declare personal bankruptcy in Canada, you’re announcing to the courts and creditors that you cannot pay your debts as they come due and have insufficient assets to cover them. By declaring personal bankruptcy, you get a fresh start.

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A debt consolidation loan is an option for individuals who qualify for a loan. This loan usually comes from a bank or credit union; David Sklar & Associates does not provide loans. It’s most often used to pay down credit cards and similar consumer debt. Generally, it offers a lower interest rate than the original debts.

However, not everyone can qualify for a low-interest loan. Many people with low credit scores often turn to third-party lenders that can charge interest rates that reach almost 60%.

While getting a consolidation loan to pay off debt quickly may seem like a good idea, if the interest on the loan is too high, there could be long-term adverse effects.

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Debt Management Plans are an option for people who earn enough to pay off 100% of their debts but cannot manage to pay off their debt + current interest rates.

A debt management plan will allow you to negotiate with your creditors reduced interest rates on the debts you owe. This agreement is not legally binding and cannot include student loans or Canada Revenue Agency debt. Nor can it stop the collection efforts of creditors who do not want to be part of the agreement.

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Credit counselling aims to provide individuals with the guidance, resources, and education to help them make better financial decisions, get out of debt, and develop a solid relationship with money.

In a comfortable, judgement-free environment, we’ll discuss your financial situation and carefully explain your debt relief options. We’ll share strategies to help you learn how to budget, save money, and manage your credit.

You’ll finally be in a position to establish better spending habits, leading you to a financially free future.

What type of debt relief in Ontario can we help you with?

Student loans can help you receive a quality education – but they can also weigh you down financially for years after you graduate. If it’s been at least seven years since you’ve left school, you have plenty of options to get a handle on your student debt.

Are the interest charges on your credit cards giving you anxiety? Credit card debt can grow fast, especially if you’re stuck making only the minimum monthly payment. Luckily, there’s a way to slash your balance drastically – and even avoid future interest charges.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) doesn’t forget past-due taxes easily – and they charge hefty interest fees on what you also owe. But there are safe and reliable ways to negotiate a manageable repayment plan with the CRA.

Payday loans may seem innocent at first, but the colossal interest rates they charge can devour your paycheque in no time. Learn how you can gain the upper hand by consolidating your debt under a new affordable payment plan.

Has an adverse life event, like a job loss, caused you to fall behind on mortgage and car loan payments, putting your assets at risk of repossession? If so, the right debt relief plan can help you catch up on your missed payments

Are you struggling to find money to repay your line of credit each month? Are interest charges and late fees creeping up? If so, you can take action to reduce your monthly payment or eliminate it.

Getting your finances in order can be challenging and stressful if creditors garnish your paycheque like clockwork. But you may be eligible to stop these harsh withdrawals, giving you the chance to rebuild your financial house.

Debt collection calls can leave you feeling stressed, and frustrated. They interrupt your day, distract you from work, and remind you of your debt problems every waking minute. Find out how you can put an end to the collection calls.

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We are here whenever you’re ready.

Since 1998, we’ve helped thousands of people find debt relief in Canada. We can help you, too. 

We will meet with you to discuss your debt-relief options, help you choose the right one, and then work with you to get you on the path to building wealth.

Our clients say it best

We take pride in what we do and hearing how we’ve made a positive change in our customer’s lives is the greatest reward we can receive.

We are here for you when you’re ready to live your best life debt free!

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Getting into debt is easy. Getting out is a different story.

But it's still possible!

Did you know there is a Canadian debt relief program federally regulated by the Canadian Government, designed to help citizens avoid claiming bankruptcy? This amazing program can only be administered by a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT).

If you’re struggling to make your payments every month and creditors won’t stop calling, we can help.

What our clients are saying.

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The team at David Sklar and Associates Inc are very professional and are willing to help you get out of debt. Highly recommended.
12:35 03/29/23
I would like to thank the team at David Sklar and associates inc. for all the time and effort they put in to support this process for me. This topic can be challenging to disclose but a big thank you to Christine for going above and beyond in guiding me through all my options and supporting me through the decisions. I cannot recommend this group enough , as they have shown me compassion , knowledge , and understanding throughout the entire process. I look forward to the next step of this process and learning how the proper way of becoming financially educated through the support of their financial counselling team. For anyone who is struggling , just know that there is a wonderful group of educated professionals at David Sklar who are available to help!
18:45 03/14/23
It took me awhile to get up the courage to contact David Sklar but I’m so glad I did. Trina walked through my options with me and provided the knowledge I needed to make a decision to help turn my financial situation around. She is patient and empathetic and answered any and every question that I had. Trina provided me the reassurance I needed that I was making the best decisions for me and my family. I’m so happy that I reached out and now have a plan to get back on track.
19:59 03/12/23
Trina was very helpful and thorough.
15:26 03/12/23
Christine was very helpful, kind, and understanding. She explained everything thoroughly, answered any questions I had, and was responsive to any concerns I had. 100% would recommend
17:29 03/08/23
Jackie Stanley is excellent she took the time to explain everything to me and I am so grateful to her for giving me a fresh financial start so if you have any doubts don’t and go see her if you want to achieve financial freedom!
21:24 03/06/23
Amazing friendly staff that knows what they are going. They make a difficult situation not so bad. Would give 10 stars if I could.
22:37 02/25/23
Very helpful and kind and gave me all the available options before helping me decide which one was best for me. I would definitely recommend Jackie
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