‘It’s choking me’: This homeowner’s mortgage payments have shot up by more than $1,000 a month. What should he do?
How much debt does the average Canadian carry?
The average monthly credit card spend for Canadians was almost $2,447 in the third quarter of 2022, up by 17.3% compared to the same time in 2021 and up 21.8% in 2019, according to Equifax. And from another report from the Canadian credit bureau, Canadian consumer debt has risen to $2.32 trillion, with an average debt load of approximately $21,183—excluding mortgages. These numbers represent an increase of 8.2% over last year, and 6.4% between the first and second quarters of 2022…