TESTIMONIAL: HOW DEBT REVIEW SAVED MY LIFE
My name is Memory Oosthuizen. I want to share my amazing journey with you. A journey that started in March 2010 and ended in August 2016.
Before beginning my journey, I had many sleepless nights, tossing and turning, worrying about how I would be able to repay my debt and provide for my spouse and myself.
At the time I was 56 years old and had just gone through an extremely difficult financial period. On that fateful day in March 2010, I was trapped in a quagmire of debt slowly pulling me in and drowning me. I grabbed on to the only lifeline I had at that point in time: a debt review firm by the name of Debt Rescue. I have not looked back since.
The immediate relief my spouse and I felt after speaking to Debt Rescue was a dream come true. It was all that we had wished for night after sleepless night.
Like so many other South Africans, we found ourselves in a dire financial position due to circumstances beyond our control. My spouse and I were unemployed and sent our CVs out more than 200 times for various vacancies – to no avail.
We had our retirement funds paid out at the time, and applied for a second bond on our property to invest in a carwash business on the main road in Kempton Park.
Then the economic climate took a turn for the worse in October 2008 and as a result our cash flow decreased drastically. We had to start using our credit cards and took out a third bond on our property just to be able to pay wages for our employees, as we felt responsible for their financial wellbeing.
The total debt amount that we owed was R1.3 million. Unfortunately, we could not immediately apply for debt review as we did not have a stable income. We both obtained employment in temporary positions, and had to rob Peter to pay Paul.
Thankfully, my spouse and I were then offered permanent positions, which enabled us to apply for debt review and we could start putting our lives back together.
I was reading the local newspaper and noticed an advertisement by Debt Rescue. My spouse and I set up a meeting with them, and went to see their debt counsellor. The staff at Debt Rescue were so helpful and professional, and we could see that they had our best interests at heart.
Debt Rescue always kept us up to date on the progress of our application. From that day in March 2010, our worries were over.
We could sleep again knowing that we were being assisted by the best debt review company that was ensuring that we kept our home and our vehicle. Neil Roets can take pride in the company he established, as well as the people who work for him.
Our journey was not always an easy one as debt review is a lifestyle which we had to adapt to. We had our ups and downs, but Debt Rescue was always there to guide us in the right direction.
We have learnt so much during this process and we are still applying these lessons daily. Since we contacted Debt Rescue everything changed for the better. We could pay our debt, and had enough money left at the end of the month to cover all our living expenses.
Our journey ended in financial freedom in August 2016. We were issued with a clearance certificate after all our debts had been settled. Our credit records are now clean, and we have no debt.
We buy everything we need in cash, as Debt Rescue taught us to build a healthy savings account. We are now both retired and happier than we have ever been.
Today I regard myself as an ambassador for the debt review process, and regularly advise family and friends to contact Debt Rescue for assistance.
Any person who finds themselves in the same position that we found ourselves in should contact Debt Rescue for help on 010 040 7910, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit