In the News
Jeffrey Schwartz, Executive Director of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, Inc., and Consolidated’s Community Outreach Team are often called upon by the media to provide commentary and act as resources on what’s happening in the Canadian economy and with consumer debt. Watch, read and listen to what they have to say:
TV News Clips
- 07/22/2014 - Dead Last: B.C. and mortgage debt expectations
British Columbians expect to carry mortgage debt into retirement – which runs contrary to the expectations of the rest of the country.
- 07/22/2014 - Consumer spending habits in Canada
Canadians have shaken off the winter blues but their spending appears to still be frozen.
- 07/21/2014 - Retirement plans not a topic of conversation
Even with retirement looming, Canadians aren't discussing it with their loved ones. Consolidated Credit examines a recent study and advises
- 07/18/2014 - The slow creep of debt
Debt is the result of an extended period of poor financial decisions. Samantha Jones of Toronto followed this path into debt, but was able to climb her way out.
- 07/16/2014 - Hey, Scam Artist...SCRAM!
Canadians are increasing their vigilance when it comes to protecting themselves against credit card fraud. This change in behaviour has had positive results in the past few years.
- 09/19/2013 - Students are a credit card company’s dream come true
Credit card companies specifically market to university student because they’re a perfect target for taking on large amounts of debt, which means big profits for the creditor. Jeffrey Schwartz gives his tips for avoid the university debt trap.
- 09/11/2013 - 6 unique money-saving tips for everyone
These days everyone is trying to save money, but here are six creative ways to save money every month that you may not have ever considered. Canadian living shows you how much you could save with these 6 creative cost cutting options.
- 09/10/2013 - Keep the bank off your buns: Practice Safe Plastic
A new study finds 9 out of 10 students have plastic, but do they know how to use it responsibly? Executive Director Jeffrey Schwartz talks to the Concordian about the risks students run when they rely on credit cards to get through school.
- 08/31/2013 - Seniors face crisis as they live longer, but stay indebted
Studies show seniors are living longer than expected, while at the same time taking on debt at all-time record speeds. With longer life expectancy and more debt, how can seniors expect to get ahead? Jeffrey Schwartz of Consolidated Credit weighs in.
- 08/29/2013 - Clear your clutter, improve your finances
A cluttered life is not only physically and emotionally draining, it can also be a big drain on your finances as well. Taking steps to get organized in your financial life and reduce clutter can make it easier to avoid problems with debt.
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Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, Inc.
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