Sunday, July 10, 2011
BMO Offers Canadians Tips on How to Reduce Debt
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 24, 2011) - New figures released this week show household credit market debt climbed to an all-time high of $1.524 trillion in Q1, or a record 147.3 per cent of disposable income. While growth in household debt has cooled in recent months, it continues to outstrip income growth.
Additionally, the 2011 BMO Annual Summer Spending Study shows 32 per cent of Canadians are living at or beyond their means, with 27 per cent living paycheque to paycheque – a 10 per cent increase over last year.
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