Profiles of Debt Success

Personal stories of overcoming problems with debt and finding the right financial path.

Think you’re alone when it comes to your debt problems? You’re not. Debt problems affect people from every walk of life. Whether your problems were caused by unexpected life events or just by your own lack of financial education or planning, there’s a solution out there that can help you get back on the right track.

If you’re ready to get started or you just need to talk to someone to learn more about what we do, call us at 1-800-774-0313. You can also request help now by asking for a free Debt & Budget Analysis.

Sue – Learns how to conquer the cost of tuition

Sues heart was in the right place when she decided to help her daughters with the cost of post-secondary education. When student loans couldnt cover the bill, they had to look elsewhere for funding.

Gwynneth

Gwynneth has spent much of her adult life battling various debts which added up to tens of thousands of dollars. In 2007, she decided enough was enough and turned to Consolidated Credit to help her escape her debt problems. Seven years later she is happier and more confident about her financial situation. This is her story in her own words

Eugene

For 45-year-old Eugene of Edmonton, the path to debt wasn’t paved with frivolous purchases, fancy gifts or multiple credit cards. It was simply a matter of getting by.

Tricia

Ontario resident Tricia H. first needed help paying off her debt when she was 22 years old.

Marjorie R.

Marjorie Renaud-Topps’ road to debt wasn’t paved with good times, expensive gifts or fancy vacations. The Athabasca mother of four was accustomed to working on her family farm with her husband of 19 years. But when he died, she was thrown into a financial freefall.

Robert B.

When Robert Brady got married in 1987 at the age of 40, he decided to let his wife take care of the bills. That didn’t work out – and neither did the marriage.

David – Faces the Music

For David, a 38-year-old Vancouver Island resident, the transition from waiting tables in a fine dining restaurant to working construction had pros and cons.

Stephane – Moves West and Finds Debt

For Stephane, instant gratification was kind of a double-edged sword. Tight money while growing up in New Brunswick meant he went without lots of “stuff” that other kids had. As an adult, credit gave him access to that “stuff”, but also lured him into the short-term euphoria of the “buy now and pay later” mentality.

Tanya H.

Tanya Hayden was a university graduate with her entire life ahead of her. But, finding success wasn’t easy and she had to deal with her student debt. After suffering in silence for years, she finally turned to Consolidated Credit for help. This is her story in her own words:

Jacques M.

Jacques landed a solid career and credit card companies were very eager to service a young man with a good job. A small credit limit on one card gradually snowballed into lots of cards with huge balances. This is his story, in his own words…

Kathy

Kathy says her four year journey to debt freedom “isn’t overly exciting”. But Consolidated Credit believes every story that involves someone overcoming their debt and changing their lives is special and worthy of praise. This is Kathy’s story in her own words…

Peter & Debra

Peter and his wife, Debra, seemed to be on the right track. They had good jobs and big plans for the future. However, a sudden job loss and a workplace injury started their descent into debt. This is their story in their own words…

Chris M. – Debt after divorce

Divorce is never easy. It has its effects on everybody involved, and it also has a financial impact as well. Chris faced these challenges, and with Consolidated Credit’s help, was able to climb out of debt – stronger than ever.

Here’s his story, in his own words…

Kelly J.

Kelly J. is a debt survivor. She conquered a massive debt through hard work and the helping hand of Consolidated Credit. This is her story in her own words

Cole C. – Victorious after a long battle with debt

Cole wasn’t on the hunt for a credit card at the age of 18 but he got one anyway, and then another, and eventually he found himself deep in debt. A divorce only magnified the problem, and soon Cole was consumed by fear and worry over a debt that was swallowing him. Learn how Cole achieved financial freedom through fierce determination and a Debt Management Program from Consolidated Credit.

Here’s his story, in his own words…

Peter S. – Turning around his fortunes

The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well in Peter, as began to renovate the boarding home that he owned and operated. But unfortunately, tenant after tenant began leaving his home and the loss of rent money meant that his credit cards would remain saddled with heavy renovation costs. Learn how Peter got back on track with some help from Consolidated Credit.

Here’s his story, in his own words…

Amber – Battling back after divorce

Sometimes things can be going well until “life happens,” and your finances can take a sudden turn for the worse. For Amber, a separation and eventual divorce delivered the one-two punch of heartache and financial ruin. On top of emotional difficulty, many divorced Canadians are forced to deal with unfortunate money trouble that comes along with divorce, such as legal fees and a household income split in half.

Amber found the strength and support to battle back, and she is just a few months away from being debt-free. Here is her story, in her own words…

Donna C. – A Caring Mom

Donna was a mother and an entrepreneur who had a big heart and was eager to help out her children. But bills began adding up and she started to lose her grip on her finances. This is the story of how Consolidated Credit helped her regain her grip, in her own words…

Lori – Kicks Her Credit Habit

From time to time, Consolidated Credit receives letters of thanks from clients who have benefited from the program. Here’s a letter from Lori, who wrote us to tell us how she got into debt, how we helped her get out of debt, and what she learned.

If we have helped you beat your debt problem, we’d love to hear from you too!