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Listen for the MNP 3 MINUTE DEBT BREAK! It’s a three minute podcast with tips, advice and techniques to help your financial bottom line!

Listen for the MNP 3 MINUTE DEBT BREAK! It’s a three minute podcast with tips, advice and techniques to help your financial bottom line!




Listen for the MNP 3 MINUTE DEBT BREAK! It’s a three minute podcast with tips, advice and techniques to help your financial bottom line!




Oct Debt Index (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

The impact of this year’s consecutive interest rate hikes and persistent inflation is becoming clear. Canadians are seeing the effect on their wallets. According to the latest MNP Consumer Debt Index, which is conducted quarterly by Ipsos, more Canadians say life’s necessities are becoming less affordable as the cost of living continues to soar.


Financial Literacy Month (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. This is the month where Canadians strive to become more literate, more mindful and more in control of their finances.


Mois de la littératie financière (Parlons Dettes EN 3 Minutes)

Novembre est le mois de la littératie financière au Canada. C'est le mois où les Canadiens s'efforcent de devenir plus instruits, plus attentifs et plus en contrôle de leurs finances.


Breaking the Stigma (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Breaking stigmas means ridding ourselves of our assumptions, generalizations, and broad-brush statements that are harmful to individuals and groups. We have seen strong movements and positive progress in breaking stigmas that have plagued society for so long, especially stigmas surrounding mental health. Given how connected our finances and our mental health are, we should talk more about breaking stigmas surrounding finance.


Vérifiez votre pointage d’endettement - (Parlons Dettes EN 3 Minutes)

Quel montant de dette est trop élevé? De toutes les questions que les syndics autorisés en insolvabilité entendent souvent, celle-ci est l'une des plus courantes. C'est aussi l'un des plus difficiles à répondre. Un certain nombre de facteurs peuvent avoir une incidence sur votre expérience de l’endettement, des revenus et des dépenses aux taux d'intérêt et aux modalités de remboursement.

Check Your Debt Scale (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

How much debt is too much? Of all the questions Licensed Insolvency Trustees often hear, this is one of the most common. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer. Any number of factors can impact your experience with debt, from income and expenses to interest rates and repayment terms.

Financial Scams (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Financial scams have been around for decades. But they seem to have never been as common, insidious and invasive as they are today. It’s easy to assume you’ll never fall for a scam. But we’re all vulnerable, and we can all become victims if we don’t know what to be aware of.


Fraudes Financieres - Septembre (Parlons Dettes EN 3 Minutes)

Les fraudes financières existent depuis des décennies. Mais elles ne semblent jamais avoir été aussi courantes, insidieuses et envahissantes qu’ils le sont aujourd’hui. Il serait tentant de croire que vous ne tomberez jamais dans une fraude. Mais nous sommes tous vulnérables et nous pouvons tous devenir des victimes si nous ne savons pas à quoi nous attendre.


Consumer Proposal vs Bankruptcy (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Today, many Canadian households are struggling to keep up financially. To compensate, many have relied on credit to carry them through financial difficulties. While credit can be a valuable tool, credit reliance can quickly lead to a dangerous cycle of debt and stacking interest.


July Debt Index (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Canadians are becoming acutely aware of how interest rates and the cost of necessities impact their household budgets, as both measures continue on an upward trajectory. Increasing a staggering seven points since last quarter, six in 10 Canadians say they’re already feeling the effects of interest rate increases, according to the latest MNP Consumer Debt Index which is conducted quarterly by Ipsos on behalf of MNP Limited.


Planning for Post Secondary (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Post-secondary education costs money. Depending on the program, sometimes a lot of it. But there are steps every student can take to prepare for these costs and minimize the future financial impacts of pursuing a higher education.


Budgétisation des études post secondaires (Parlons Dettes EN 3 Minutes)

Les études postsecondaires coûtent de l'argent. Selon le programme, parfois beaucoup d’argent. Mais chaque étudiant peut prendre des mesures pour se préparer à ces coûts et minimiser les impacts financiers futurs de la poursuite d'études supérieures.


Why Having a Family Budget is Important (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Every family is different. But usually the one constant in every family is “they’re busy”! Between work, school, extra-curricular activities, making sure everyone is fed and clothed and still trying find the time to sleep… the family budget can get neglected. Without a plan to get or stay out of debt, many households may inadvertently be setting themselves up for failure. The good news is that budgeting doesn't have to be complicated.


Signs You Are Finacially Healthy (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

The average person spends most of their life chasing financial stability. We may not feel like we’re getting ahead, but for many of us that’s ok; as long as we’re not falling behind.


Êtes-vous en bonne santé financière (Parlons Dettes EN 3 Minutes)

La personne moyenne passe la majeure partie de sa vie à rechercher la stabilité financière. Nous n'avons peut-être pas l'impression d'avancer, mais pour beaucoup d'entre nous, ce n’est pas grave, tant que nous ne prenons pas de retard.


Controlling Credit Card Debt (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

Credit cards can be a valuable tool for personal finance. If you can control the spending, and pay off the balances regularly there are no issues. But it’s easy for credit card spending to get out of control. Before you start cutting that plastic in half, consider these steps in credit card spending: analyze, monetize, prioritize and stabilize.


Advantages of a Consumer Proposal (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

The bills are piling up. You’re constantly getting calls from creditors. You borrow money from friends and family but it doesn’t seem to be helping. You know that you need to do something, but… what exactly do you do?


Advantages d’une proposition de consommateur (Parlons Dettes EN 3 Minutes)

Les factures s'accumulent. Vous recevez constamment des appels de créanciers. Vous empruntez de l'argent à vos amis et à votre famille, mais cela ne semble pas vous aider. Vous savez que vous devez faire quelque chose, mais... que faire exactement?


April Debt Index (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

The enduring financial impacts of COVID-19 coupled with the pressures of rising interest rates and a higher cost of living are weighing down Canadians’ confidence in their personal finances. This, according to the MNP Consumer Debt Index which is conducted quarterly by Ipsos on behalf of MNP Limited.


Are You Financially Prepared (MNP 3 Minute Debt Break)

It’s always been difficult to plan for future financial challenges. But these days, the unforeseen seems to be a regular occurrence. No one has a crystal ball for global events let alone circumstances that are unpredictable in your personal world.