The final curtain is about to descend on Debt Awareness Week for 2014, and what have we learned?
For one thing, we’ve learned that so many people in debt are ready and willing to get the help they desperately need – all it takes is that nudge in the right direction.
The debt we’ve dealt with so far this week clocks in at over £200m, and it’s all down to people just like you deciding that enough is enough.
“Our lightbulb moment came via a conversation with our bank who told me to take a loan out to pay off my overdraft and credit card. It didn’t sound right so I contacted StepChange Debt Charity. It was at that point I realised what a mess we were in.”
going into court to fight two companies at the same time was a reality check and one of the lowest points of my life.
I always knew I had a debt problem and had tried to sort it out but was really putting a bandaid over a gaping wound.
When I met my fiance` and fell in love, I realised that my debt problem had massive consequences for our future. I began to see I had to pay back a lot of money and should start really trying to do that. I don’t think it had struck me before what debt really meant.
The relief of having someone to talk to and someone to negotiate with my creditors was immense. thank you.
If you relate to any of the stories above, or any of the others we’ll add during this week, use our Debt Danger Signs test to see if you need debt advice.
Client quotes obtained in debt danger signs survey, Dec 2013. Total debt reported obtained from our Helpline and Debt Remedy service, up to Thursday 23 January 2014 at midnight.