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If you’re thinking about booking an appointment, then you’ve already taken the first step by deciding you need help or advice with your personal or corporate debt. That’s often the most difficult step. We understand and we’re here to help.

The sooner we meet, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome. Call our toll free number, call the number of the office closest to you, or send us an email by filling in the form below.

We’re looking forward to taking the stress off your shoulders and helping you live life again.

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Our Process

You’ve made the difficult decision to explore personal or corporate debt restructuring and now you’re wondering, “What happens next?”

First, let us say congratulations. It isn’t always easy deciding that you need assistance, but it’s more common than you know and the earlier you start, the better the chance for a positive outcome.

Next, understand that we want to make the entire process as easy and positive as possible. We will never judge or pressure you; we are only here to help.

Our process begins with information gathering. We have a responsibility to collect as many details about your financial situation as possible so we know exactly what we’re dealing with.

After we have collected the information, our team, including a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, will determine the most advantageous option and present it to you, carefully explaining all of the pros and cons.

After that, you are certainly welcome to take the information home and think about it to see if you have any further questions.

When you make the decision to proceed, our experts do the heavy lifting and work with you, side by side, until the project is completed.

Our process ends when your brighter days begin.

Payment Calculator

Easily Compare Payment Plans

The payment calculator is a tool to provide you with a preliminary overview and comparison of the 5 different restructuring plans available for your consideration in determining the restructuring plan that is best for you. The 5 restructuring plans include maintaining regular monthly payments to creditors, consolidation loans, orderly payment of debts, consumer proposals and bankruptcy. The calculator is not comprehensive or exhaustive and is intended for demonstration and discussion purposes only. There are many additional factors and variables that require consideration that are beyond the scope and capabilities of the calculator.

We invite you to contact our office to schedule your free, confidential, no obligation consultation to review your unique financial situation and to further evaluate the restructuring plan best suited to your unique financial situation to eliminate your debt and provide you with the fresh financial start you deserve.

Enter values to review different payment plans.

  • Mandatory fields outlined in red.
  • Mouseover the “?” icon for descriptions.

This calculator uses the following interest rates:

  • Regular repayment: 17%
  • Consolidation Loan: 12%
  • Orderly payments: 5%
  • Consumer proposal: 0%
  • Bankruptcy: 0%
Total Regular Payments:

Fill in form fields to see repayment options.

Consolidation Loan:

Fill in form fields to see repayment options.

Orderly Payment of Debt:

Fill in form fields to see repayment options.

Consumer Proposal:

Fill in form fields to see repayment options.

Bankruptcy:

Fill in form fields to see repayment options.

Ask an Expert

When Faber invites you to ask an expert, we’re talking about our Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LITs). LITs are qualified, federally regulated experts who are held to a high standard of professional conduct and code of ethics when providing services and performing their duties.

LITs are the only professionals authorized to administer government-regulated insolvency proceedings that allow you to be discharged from your debt, such as consumer proposals and bankruptcies.

When you seek advice from an LIT, whether in our offices or online, you can be confident that you are dealing with someone who has the knowledge, experience and skills to be granted a license from the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.

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Back to School: 4 Tips to Survive the Most Expensive Shopping Season Debt Free

Raising children is expensive. Between food, clothing, increased household costs and childcare costs, a family in Canada can easily spend more than $10,000 a year on just one child. And that’s before factoring in increased transportation costs, health care, personal care, recreational activities and the expense that hits your bank account hard every August—back-to-school shopping and fees.

More expensive than the holidays

An Angus Reid poll conducted in 2017 found that Canadians expected to spend $883 per family on back-to-school supplies and fashion that year, or $325 more than they spent on holiday gifts the previous year.

Over half of the parents surveyed said that shopping in preparation for the first day of school put a strain on household finances, with nearly 40 per cent reporting that it took months for them to pay off the bill. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to avoid going into debt for your kids’ school supplies and activities.

Here are our top four tips for money-savvy back-to-school shopping—no scientific calculator needed.

1 – Make a realistic budget and stick to it

As everyone with school-age children knows, expenses can add up quickly when you’re not paying attention. The same Angus Reid poll found that more than one-third of parents didn’t realize how much they were spending until they looked at their credit card statement.

If you haven’t budgeted for back-to-school costs in the past, you need to start now. Sit down with your children and go through the list of school supplies and fees provided by their school ahead of the first day of class. Decide what’s a must-have and what’s optional, and add up all of the non-negotiable expenses.

Creating a back-to-school budget that makes sense for your household income will make you less likely to succumb to impulse shopping and overspending when you hit the malls and online shopping sites. You’ll also be giving your kids a real-life lesson in responsible spending.

Remember that school supplies are not the only expenses you will need to cover. In Alberta, the recently introduced Act to Reduce School Fees saves families money on certain transportation and school fees (including fees for textbooks, photocopying and printing), but school boards and schools can still charge fees for miscellaneous items like the following:

  • Textbook deposits
  • Locker rentals
  • Student ID cards
  • School agendas and yearbooks
  • Uniforms
  • Lunchtime supervision in elementary schools
  • Athletic activities and clubs
  • Field trips
  • Technology
  • Bus fees

For a closer look at the fees charged by public school boards in Alberta’s biggest cities, check out the information provided by the Calgary Board of Education and Edmonton Public Schools.

2 – Follow the three Rs

Embracing the three Rs of the environment—reduce, reuse and recycle—during the back-to-school season is one of the easiest ways to reduce spending. Before school starts, take inventory of what your kids already have and can reuse and compare it to the school supply list provided by the school.

For example, you can currently find graphing calculators at Staples for anywhere from $50 to $200. Does your teen really need a new one for math homework and exams, or can they reuse the expensive graphing calculator you bought for their older sibling a few years ago? If the older calculator still performs all the necessary functions, let yourself off the hook for that expense.

Savvy parents also know that school supply lists often aren’t the last word on what kids will need for the entire school year. Your child’s teachers may update their lesson plans and teaching strategies after the list has been published. Other things may change. The bottom line is that you don’t need to buy everything on the list before classes start, especially if money is tight. Buy the essentials and hold off on buying the items you’re unsure about until classes begin.

3 – Be smart about where and when you shop

Another reason to buy only the essentials on your kids’ school supply list before September is that you can take advantage of sales that happen after the back-to-school rush is over.

Check those back-to-school flyers that show up in your mailbox in August and September, and keep checking in October. Watch out for sales online. Sometimes a vendor will have the same item priced lower on its website than in its stores. If the vendor offers free shipping on top of the discounted price, buy the item online.

A few years ago, Global News Edmonton took an average Grade 4 supply list from a local school and compared prices at the three biggest back-to-school shopping destinations—Staples, Walmart and Dollarama—in a quest to find the best deals. When all the number crunching was done, they found that the best prices were at Dollarama. The popular dollar store chain had eight of the least expensive items on the list, while Walmart and Staples both had five.

What about buying new clothes for your kids’ return to school? Retailers push back-to-school fashion in August the same way they push chocolate and flowers for Valentine’s Day. It’s not a necessary expense, but they create a false need to get consumers to spend. Be the smart parent who doesn’t buy into the hype. Instead, watch for sales on kids’ clothing throughout the year and tuck away whatever you buy until late August. Your kids will have new clothes for the start of school, and you’ll save money because you didn’t pay full price. If you’re worried about certain items being too small by the time back to school rolls around, buy them a size bigger at the end of the previous season.

4 – Be selective about after-school activities

A new school year also means an array of old and new extracurricular activities for your children to dive into. Between program and equipment fees, these activities can take a big bite out of your budget. And to make matters worse, most–if not all–of the registration fees are due in September. An Ipsos poll conducted in 2017 found that Canadian parents spent an average of $1,120 to enrol their children in extracurricular, community and sports activities during the previous school year, and nearly one in 10 parents shelled out more than $2,000.

According to the survey, the most popular and affordable activity for kids in Canada is swimming, with an average annual cost of just under $200. Perhaps not surprisingly, the most expensive of all after-school activities according to the survey is Canada’s favourite sport—on average, families spend $755 a year on hockey.

There are many benefits to signing up your kids for extracurricular activities. It can teach them discipline, help them make friends, improve their health and wellness, and develop their self-confidence. But beware of overbooking your children.

Research conducted by neurologists and psychologists has shown that pushing kids to be constantly learning and practicing has its drawbacks. Overscheduling children with structured activities doesn’t allow them to be bored and use their creativity. Whether they want to shoot baskets in the backyard, listen to music or work on a creative project, children should be encouraged to enjoy unstructured leisure time.

Prioritize the activities your children like best, and don’t feel guilty about forgoing the rest. You don’t have to sign them up for everything. Their brains need the downtime, and your bank account will appreciate the break too.

Need help?

If you’re having trouble paying off the credit card debt you’ve incurred shopping for back-to-school supplies and more over the past few years, talk to a professional before it becomes overwhelming. With the right direction, you can get back on track and avoid bigger financial problems down the road.

Our Process

You’ve made the difficult decision to explore personal or corporate debt restructuring and now you’re wondering, “What happens next?”

First, let us say congratulations. It isn’t always easy deciding that you need assistance, but it’s more common than you know and the earlier you start, the better the chance for a positive outcome.

Next, understand that we want to make the entire process as easy and positive as possible. We will never judge or pressure you; we are only here to help.

Our process begins with information gathering. We have a responsibility to collect as many details about your financial situation as possible so we know exactly what we’re dealing with.

After we have collected the information, our team, including a Licensed Insolvency Trustee, will determine the most advantageous option and present it to you, carefully explaining all of the pros and cons.

After that, you are certainly welcome to take the information home and think about it to see if you have any further questions.

When you make the decision to proceed, our experts do the heavy lifting and work with you, side by side, until the project is completed.

Our process ends when your brighter days begin.

Payment calculator

Easily Compare Payment Plans

The payment calculator is a tool to provide you with a preliminary overview and comparison of the 5 different restructuring plans available for your consideration in determining the restructuring plan that is best for you. The 5 restructuring plans include maintaining regular monthly payments to creditors, consolidation loans, orderly payment of debts, consumer proposals and bankruptcy. The calculator is not comprehensive or exhaustive and is intended for demonstration and discussion purposes only. There are many additional factors and variables that require consideration that are beyond the scope and capabilities of the calculator.

We invite you to contact our office to schedule your free, confidential, no obligation consultation to review your unique financial situation and to further evaluate the restructuring plan best suited to your unique financial situation to eliminate your debt and provide you with the fresh financial start you deserve.

Enter values to review different payment plans.

  • Mandatory fields outlined in red.
  • Mouseover the “?” icon for descriptions.

This calculator uses the following interest rates:

  • Regular repayment: 17%
  • Consolidation Loan: 12%
  • Orderly payments: 5%
  • Consumer proposal: 0%
  • Bankruptcy: 0%

Total Regular Payments:

To see your debt repayment options please enter values in the form above.

Consolidation Loan:

To see your debt repayment options please enter values in the form above.

Orderly Payment of Debt:

To see your debt repayment options please enter values in the form above.

Consumer Proposal:

To see your debt repayment options please enter values in the form above.

Bankruptcy:

To see your debt repayment options please enter values in the form above.

Ask an Expert

Book an Appointment

Is it time for us to meet?

If you’re thinking about booking an appointment, then you’ve already taken the first step by deciding you need help or advice with your personal or corporate debt. That’s often the most difficult step. We understand and we’re here to help.

The sooner we meet, the greater the likelihood of a positive outcome. Call our toll free number, call the number of the office closest to you, or send us an email by filling in the form below.

We’re looking forward to taking the stress off your shoulders and helping you live life again.

1.877.944.1177







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