It can be surprisingly easy to fall in to debt, and some experts in Canada suggest that many Canadians are only one pay cheque away from slipping into the debt pit. In part, that’s because most people make only modest incomes and use credit and monthly payment plans to stretch their income. When misfortune causes an income to drop—divorce, loss of work, illness and many other factors—a person can quickly become overwhelmed and fall behind in their payments.
Embarrassment, confusion, or hope that changing fortune is just around the corner can keep someone from seeking out professional help and support for their problem. But there is help, and a wide variety of options that a person facing money challenges can use to get them out of debt and on the road to financial recovery.