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How Damien Broke the Payday Loan Cycle and Lives Life Debt Free

September 27th, 2017

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Kim’s Journey from $28k to Debt-Free is Nothing Short of Inspiring

March 8th, 2017

Kim was in $28,324.73 of debt when she came into Money Mentors just last year. She is now set to be debt free in four short years, and is truly thrilled to have the support of her counsellor.

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How Ahmed Crushed $22,000 of Debt in Just 16 Months

February 1st, 2017

Ahmed will never forget the day he finally became debt free. In May of 2016, him and his wife officially made their last payment on their $22,006.79 debt load, finally putting their financial struggles behind them.

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Changing Relationships With Money – Sarah’s Story

June 22nd, 2016

When asked what her future financial goals are now that she has begun to manage her finances, Sarah did not hesitate in listing off a few things, including: starting her own business, building her assets, and learning to invest.

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Amazing! How Chris Paid off $47,000 of Consumer Debt in 5 Years

May 26th, 2016

If you were to look back at where you were just 5 short years ago, what would you see? For past Money Mentors client Chris, it was struggling to manage a $47,000 pile of consumer debt combined with a whole lot of stress.

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Law pays off $22,000 of debt and looks to a brighter future

March 4th, 2016

Jordan Law was receiving multiple collection calls a day when he realized it was time to reach out for help to solve his debt load. “My debt was so out of control that I had bills coming to me in the mail I wasn’t even sure I had,” said Law.

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“Huck”-ing Away $30,000 of Debt

February 1st, 2016

Crystal shares some great advice with her friends and family about why financial fears are something we should overcome. "Long run, think about how many years it took you to get into debt, and how many years it will take you to pay it off,” she said. Crystal compared the time it took her to pay off this debt load, to how quickly her children were growing up. “If you think about it, your child turned from a 1 year old into a 5 year old in the blink of an eye, and you could have paid your debt off in that time.”

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From a 20-Something Girl Dealing with $25,000 of Debt, to a 30-Something World Traveller

August 1st, 2015

Imagine being in your 20’s and having $25,000 debt on credit cards and a line of credit. It happens more than it should, and this time it was happening to Carolyn O. Realizing you have debt is often something that takes time to acknowledge. For Carolyn, it was time to take back her life and enjoy the things she loved again. When Carolyn turned 18, she received her first student credit card. She was always diligent in paying back the full amount each month, until she started to accumulate small bills which snowballed into a giant blunder.

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“They don’t call it robbing Peter to pay Paul for no reason”

July 1st, 2015

May 2015 was Russell Bowers’ most financially successful month in quite some time. Bowers’ made the last payment to his creditors, officially eliminating all $35,200 of debt he had accumulated. After researching several other credit counselling programs and consolidation offers, Bowers was unsatisfied with the interest rates. That was, until Bowers’ saw a Money Mentors ad on a bus and became enrolled in the Orderly Payment of Debts program in November 2011.

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From $42,000 owing, to debt free in 5 years

June 1st, 2015

In 2008, Robert Taylor had to face reality, and deal with his debt load of $42,273.50. Two years before this realization, Taylor and his family were struggling to make payments. “It was during those two years that we basically couldn’t afford to live,” said Taylor. His debt was spread among quite a few payments including credit cards, multiple loans, and Alberta Health Services bills. Taylor had to take on a night-job, which allowed him to stay home with his daughter during the days, until she was in school fulltime.

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“Why did I have to make some of these decisions?”

May 1st, 2015

Since making their first payment to the Orderly Payment of Debts (OPD) program in March of 2013, the Babcock’s have come a long way. “It’s fantastic,” said Lyndon. It’s been almost 3 years, and the Babcock’s have now officially paid off not only $16,120.44 to creditors, but also made their final car payment, and cleared off other debts.

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How to Get Out of $32,000 of Debt at Age 70

April 1st, 2015

Can you imagine being $32,000 in debt at the age of 70? Dave and Marilyn Sellick don’t have to imagine, as they lived through this reality for 4 and a half years. After realizing that they had $32,000 of credit card and government debt, along with $30,000 of debt remaining owed on their vehicle, the Sellick’s had no choice but to do something, and do something fast. “I suddenly realized I was at that point, and if I was ever going to get clear, I needed to resolve it,” said Dave.

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Money Mentors sees Great Client Success in David Vink

March 1st, 2015

In 2012, David Vink showed up at Money Mentors, with a staggering $36,000 of debt weighing down on his every day. Vink heard about Money Mentors from a colleague, and was in to see his new credit counsellor, Glen Sharegan, the very next day. Vink spent a few minutes talking about his experience with Money Mentors, and the fear people may have around swallowing their pride and asking for help with their finances.

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