The Collection Advisor

Why Debt is a Catalyst to Success

Posted by Brian Summerfelt on Mar 18, 2019 10:14:48 AM

I revealed in a recent episode in my “Overdue Advice” podcast that I was once a debtor. 

It was sort of a spontaneous mic-drop moment. I hadn’t really planned on saying it, and it’s not something I've ever made public before. But nor is it something I’m ashamed of.

It's part of my story.

Here’s the most important take-away: without that experience, I could not be where I am today

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Topics: Debt Management

7 Surprising Money Sources for Paying Off Debt

Posted by Brian Summerfelt on Feb 14, 2017 9:24:27 AM

Life is full of surprises, isn’t it?

And the troublesome financial ones seem to strike at the least opportune time. That’s what Murphy’s Law is all about.

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Topics: Debt Management

What to Do When a Collection Agency Calls

Posted by Brian Summerfelt on Aug 3, 2016 9:52:26 AM

It’s anything but a good feeling. 

Whether you’ve made a single mistake or it’s symptomatic of deeper financial hardship, getting a call from a collection agency can be distressing and worrisome. 

I started my career as a collector, and have initiated thousands of such calls. I know from experience that most debtors are good people just trying to make ends meet. Our job is not to cause you further grief, but rather to problem-solve and help find ways to honour your financial commitments. 

So, when the debt collector calls, what should you do?

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Topics: Collection agencies, Debt Management

The 4 Best Uses for Your Tax Refund

Posted by Brian Summerfelt on Mar 24, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Are you expecting a tax refund this year? 

About 60% of Canadians are. It's something to look forward to, and perhaps if you're among that group you've already got plans. 

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Topics: Debt Management

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