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Student Loans, Credit Card Debt and Mortgages all look like vehicles to take you to where you want to go. A good job, high pay, a nice house, a family that you can afford, health and a good retirement. But do they now?
How does this story feel to you? (Source: Globe and Mail)
Mary Cummins, 31, and her partner are typical of many Canadians – saddled with uncomfortably high debt. The couple found themselves in a holding pattern after finishing university and moving to Toronto in 2008. They lived off credit cards, with most of their income going toward student loans. They eventually found jobs, but even after two steady years of repayment, they still have $81,000 to pay off.
“We’ll still be paying this off for quite some time,” says Ms. Cummins, a 31-year-old policy analyst for an environmental group.
With the housing market already cooling in many major Canadian cities, Ms. Campbell worries that too many Canadians will soon be scrambling to unload homes in a down market, sending prices tumbling.
“The real scary thing to me is if the housing market tanks,” she explained. “If people have to sell – because of job loss, divorce, health, the list goes on – and they can’t get what they want, we’re going to see a lot of shortfalls.”
How do you think this will end? Did the debt they took on get them well paying jobs? Are they set to safely buy a house? Are they set to have a family and to sleep at night?
What have they have they got for taking the conventional path? Are they a rare couple? Do you know others like them? Are you like them?
So what to do? The challenge that I see is that we all believe this old story. We are inside a paradigm that we accept as being normal. Just as people thought that the world was flat. Or that only the Pope could save us from hell. If we are stuck in a paradigm, then seeing an new path is very hard.
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