(PRWEB) July 15, 2012
Late last year, CTV aired a special personal finance episode of The Marilyn Denis Show. This show featured Canada’s leading experts to talk about a variety of money issues and challenges that everyday Canadians face. Canada has become a nation of consumers, bombarded with messages to buy more and more. Indeed, Canadians today are looking at over 1.5 trillion dollars of household debt. This fact alone demonstrates that the need for credit education and Credit Canada, the not-for-profit credit counselling organization, is the top place to go for financial help. That’s why the Marilyn Denis show selected Laurie Campbell, Credit Canada’s President, as a guest on this special episode.
In Campbell’s segment, entitled “Test Your Money Smarts,” she asks the audience and viewers five important questions for determining the health of their financial situation. The questions are as follows:
1. Do you pay your bills in full and on time?
2. Do you plan for big purchases?
3. Do you set financial goals? Look at short, medium and long-term goals and plan. Always have financial goals.
4. Do you know your money situation? Discuss it with spouse and children. Be honest.
5. Do you have a realistic budget?
6. Use the term “Spending Plan,” and allow the flexibility to adjust the plan as the situation changes.
“There’s still a stigma around debt, people don’t talk about money,” says Campbell, and thanks to Credit Canada’s debt management programs, Canadians have a resource to help them improve their financial situation.
To view this segment, please visit: http://creditcanada.com/television/
About Credit Canada
Credit Canada helps people deal with immediate debt problems, as well as offering longer-term debt and credit solutions. Equipping people with the skills they need to manage their finances intelligently over time, Credit Canada’s aim is to provide Canadians with debt and credit education that will last a lifetime. Credit Canada is a member of the Canadian Association of Credit Counselling Services (CACCS), the national voice for not-for-profit credit counselling in Canada.
For more information or media relations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 228-2526 or visit http://www.creditcanada.com.