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.
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Sue P. 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… Read full article
She was just a teenager when her debt problems began… “Debt became a problem for me for various reasons. I was living in an expensive city and supporting myself from… Read full article
The artist, painter, poet and sculptor, who has lived in The Okanagan Valley for the last 40 years, says a work accident caused his debt to spiral out of control. PeJay spent… Read full article
“I thought maybe this is not the right time,” he says, “but my wife insisted.” Eugene was told he was ineligible for a mortgage. “We were not approved,” he laughs…. Read full article
“I spent recklessly,” Tricia recalls. “I didn’t buy many big-ticket items, but I would buy all kinds of clothes and electronics when I went shopping – and the debt slowly… Read full article
“When my first husband passed away, I got behind in paying the bills, and I couldn’t do a damn thing about it,” she says. “I was raising four teenaged children,… Read full article
“My wife and I were only married for 18 months,” the Winnipeg resident says. “During that time, she racked up the bills and didn’t pay them off. I was ‘Mr…. Read full article
How a Vancouver Island blues guitarist got out of debt “When you are a waiter, you have cash in your pocket and are tempted to just spend it all the… Read full article
“Growing up my parents didn’t have a lot of money, so I wouldn’t get a lot of stuff compared to other kids. I guess when I first started getting credit… Read full article
Her debt problem started when school ended “Debt became a problem when I had graduated from university. I moved across the country and started working at a temp agency but I could only… Read full article
Borrowing ballooned… “As soon as I started my career with the Federal Government, I acquired a credit card from the bank and at the time I thought it was great. Over the… Read full article
Kathy was a victim of confusing wants and needs… “Debt became a problem simply by living beyond my means; always thinking I “needed” stuff, when it turned out to be merely… Read full article
Two unexpected events changed their lives… “In January 2002, due to the soft wood lumber duties imposed on Canadian lumber by the U.S.A, the lumber mill I had worked at… Read full article
Divorce changed the financial landscape After a separation and a divorce that resulted in my children living with me and having to move, I found my family income cut in half and… Read full article
Debt snuck up on her… “Debt became a problem roughly 10 years ago. I went through a bad breakup, moved to a more expensive apartment, had a leased car, and was only… Read full article
Racking up credit card debt was all too easy… I was given credit cards at the age of 18 that I never asked for, but had no problem using. It… Read full article
A loss of renters led to bigger problems… I wanted to do some upgrades to my boarding house. I used my credit cards to pay for the renovation. But then,… Read full article
Searching for help… My debt eventually climbed to $30,000. I tried to go to my banks as I have a few accounts and line of credit with them BUT the… Read full article
A sudden accident changed things… My family came to me for help and like a good mother I helped. One day my son-in-law got injured at work and he needed help. Meanwhile,… Read full article
My debt was with credit cards and loans and the interest rate on them was high. I would make payments every month – but only the minimum amount that was required. For years I… Read full article
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