Put Your Debt on a Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Fitness

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You could be just two paycheques away from bankruptcy!

More people are up to their eyeballs in debt than ever before. Canadian families currently owe over $450 billion. That’s almost $15,000 in debt for every man, woman, and child in the country. It's mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans, and more … and it's dangerous. The number of consumer bankruptcies has been rising dramatically every year, and Canadians from all walks of life are in dire financial straits — from...

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You could be just two paycheques away from bankruptcy!

More people are up to their eyeballs in debt than ever before. Canadian families currently owe over $450 billion. That’s almost $15,000 in debt for every man, woman, and child in the country. It's mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans, and more … and it's dangerous. The number of consumer bankruptcies has been rising dramatically every year, and Canadians from all walks of life are in dire financial straits — from the working poor to the highest-income professionals. No one is immune from crushing debt, and it will just get worse if we don't take control now.

Effectively managing your debt is one of the first—and most important — steps toward your financial health. Put Your Debt on a Diet takes the mystery and fear out of the process of overcoming even the most severe financial problems.

  • Shows you how to effectively reduce and eliminate debt using realistic and down-to-earth techniques.
  • Provides a clear process and achievable milestones that you and your family can use to improve money management skills and resolve debt problems.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage on: assessing your debts, building better money habits, setting financial goals, budgeting strategies, credit counselling, debt reduction strategies, using credit cards wisely, how to shop for credit, and much more.
  • Features practical examples, tips, frequently-asked-questions, worksheets, and checklists to help you reduce your debt load.

Whether you're in financial crisis, or just living too close to the edge, Put Your Debt on a Diet is the ultimate reducing plan to help you trim your debt load and put you on the road to good financial health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470833490
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/19/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley J. Kershman is a lawyer and specialist in bankruptcy and insolvency law as certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada, with the Ottawa, Canada law firm of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP where he heads up their Bankruptcy and Insolvency Department.  Raised in a one-bedroom apartment that he shared with his parents and brother, he began working at age eight in his family's drycleaning business, learning very early the responsibilities of money.  Stanley credits his humble roots with the financial savvy he has today, and is committed to sharing his more than 25 years of professional experience with those who want to reduce their debts and take control of their finances.
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