Not So Happy Canada Day When it Comes to Canadian Consumer Debt According to Yahoo Finance
Last week we celebrated Canada Day and that means that half of 2014 is officially over. Just like New Year’s Day, this holiday often leads people to think back on the past 6 months – have you evaluated your current debt load? Well, if you haven’t, Yahoo Finance has, and has discovered just how much Canadian consumer debt is impacting the nation’s economy.
Check out this recent release from Yahoo Finance, “Household Debt Overhang Holding Back Canada’s Economy”: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/household-debt-overhang-holding-back-124451782.html. According to the article, Canada was able to overcome the recent financial crisis thanks in part to consumer spending. A hot housing market and consumer spending meant that our economy was able to rebound far quicker than the U.S., but at a substantial cost. Now, thanks to high Canadian consumer debt, individuals are spending less and paying off more, meaning that economic growth won’t reach the levels initially anticipated.
Furthermore, “Canada’s disposable household debt-to-income ratio is at a near-record high of 164.0 percent. By contrast, U.S. households reduced their indebtedness in the wake of the crash.” Clearly there are drawbacks to having dealt with the crash in a way that meant less economic meltdown for the average Canadian.
If you are one of the many Canadians whose spending has led to a mountain of debt that now seems unmanageable, it might be time to start thinking about some viable solutions. Don’t get stuck barely able to make ends meet because of the interest on credit cards and the looming collection action being threatened by your creditors. Get in touch with a company today to find out what options exist to help you regain control of your finances.
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