Alberta Floods

Credit counselling in high demand in Alberta as oilpatch downturn hits home

Dale Racette, a truck driver, and his wife, a school bus driver, are trying to dig themselves out of a $45,000 hole. The day-to-day costs of raising two children just piled up over 14 years, Dale Racette said from Red Deer, Alta. Two months ago, the Racettes sought the help of a credit counsellor to work out a debt repayment plan. The first step was to shred their six credit cards.

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