David and Angela had only been married for a year when David was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour. This young couple quickly found themselves in too much debt when they acquired a mortgage that they couldn't afford and were using their credit cards to pay for their day-to-day living expenses. Their credit was quickly maxed out. The stress of his illness coupled with the reality of their financial situation only added to David's anxiety and sleepless nights. David knew he had to fight for his life - and his financial future.
While doing research on the Internet they came across the Grant Thornton Winnipeg website and they made an appointment. They met with an experienced Grant Thornton Trustee, who reviewed their situation and discussed their options. With the Trustee's help the couple decided to file a Consumer Proposal and developed a budget to stay on track.
Today, four years later, David's cancer is in remission and the couple is facing a bright financial future, with a young daughter on the way. "Visiting the Grant Thornton office that day and talking to the Trustee was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life," said David. "I felt like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders."
Face your financial fears. The reality of your situation is never as dire as you imagine it to be. Reaching out for help is the best thing that you can do for yourself and your family. There are options, and the folks at Grant Thornton do a great job of explaining them to you.
We know that each person's situation is different and that there are no quick fixes for financial difficulty. However, you are not alone. There are solutions for every situation and we are here to help.
At Grant Thornton, we respect the confidentiality of our clients. Although the names and details have been altered, these stories are based on real life situations. They also demonstrate that every situation is different and the importance of speaking to an experienced insolvency administrator to discuss the options available.