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. 

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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 Debt 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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I was quite nervous and a little embarrassed that I needed financial advice. I met with Jerry Janiec and he was very helpful. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything in easy to understand terms so that I understood what my options were. I would recommend David Sklar & Associates for anyone in my position.
19:53 11/17/22
I was fortunate enough to be referred to David Sklar & Associates Inc. by a family member. Now in the10th month of a Consumer Proposal process, I am very impressed with the organization, professionalism and impeccable customer representation that I have experienced. To this effect, I amparticularly thankful to Jerry Janiec and Rhoda Lewis for their excellent work.
12:21 11/16/22
Recently dealt with Christine at David Sklar & Assoc. and worked out a Consumer Proposal to put forth to my creditors for my Credit Card debt. She was very courteous, professional and put me at ease with a proposal that I can afford on a monthly basis, which will eliminate my debit in a reasonable timeframe. I would recommend Christine and this firm in a heartbeat. Very happy with the service and attention I got !!
01:59 11/15/22
Excellent customer service. Special thanks to Olga for being prompt and helpful. She’s a star. Bibi is helpful as well. Great agency to work with.
19:28 11/14/22
After seeing your commercial play on CP24, I realized that it addressed all the questions and concerns I had about my financial situation. It all started with my one phone call to your office. I had the extreme pleasure of working with Cori Naron at your St. Clair West office in September 2022. She took the time to explain what my options were knowing that it was a very stressful situation with my debt load. She made me feel at ease with my decision to file a consumer proposal and outlined the benefits to me. She is thorough and her attention to detail is outstanding. While it takes a little while to reap the benefits of making this hard decision, she took the time to reassure me that it was in my best financial interest. Well done David Sklar & Associates for having such an amazing representative at your company and for allowing me to "get a fresh start"!
14:31 11/14/22
Very highly perfection individual, well executed and greatly knowledgeable in his work, which guided me me the right decisions making opportunities. Thank you.Sincerely, Peter Romasz
20:18 11/13/22
Trina Powell was very helpful and made the process very easy. Thanks again for all your help.
17:59 11/06/22
Jerry is a caring, trustful, knowledgeable and competent Sklar associate. He understood my needs and quickly went to work on my behalf. Ever indebted to David Sklar and Associates and especially to Jerry for his professionalism and caring approach.
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