All the stress was getting to me. I had to find a way to cope, but shopping was not it. As I got more mature, I found ways to de-stress that were cheaper or free. I have said it before that credit is seductive and addictive. It should not be used to replace your emergency fund liquid cash. However, if you do, be strategic and use credit wisely and sparingly. How Benjamin Franklin used 13 virtues to get rich. You are on your way. Expect challenges. Keep your goal where you can see it. You better believe it.
If it took you 8 years to accumulate the debt, thinking you can pay it off in 3 months is delusional. See my post Getting out of debt one step at a time. The good news is that once you recognize you have a problem with debt, then you can work on solutions.
I have noticed that generally years of cutting back and attacking debt is usually enough time to pay off most if not all of your consumer debt except the mortgage and student loans. After years, the only debt left is usually the mortgage. That is a small price to pay for freedom. But keeping love alive without money can be pretty tough. In fact, ninety percent of marriage breakups are due to money problems. And to get advice on how to manage money usually costs money! Til Debt Do Us Part, is a series that offers tough-love solutions to those willing to face their financial troubles head on.
In each episode we meet a couple in crisis. Some are on the verge of bankruptcy, hounded by creditors or facing eviction. Others are just getting by, but in the midst of a personal meltdown or relationship breakdown because of money issues. Where will it end if they continue on this rocky road? To get things back on track, Gail takes control of their finances …. This show was very eye-opening in how people managed their finances. Many did not have a clue what was coming in and going out. Gail would come in with her screen shots of the couples bank accounts and spending and give it to them straight.
Many times the wives would burst out in tears after seeing how much debt the family was actually in. Lots of couples were in over their heads. Some so deep in debt they had to consider selling their house, or worse, bankruptcy! Some couples did not want to make any changes. Even though they were debt up to their eyeballs. These people needed to get their priorities straight. Much like Hermione, in Harry Potter.
This is just a taste, a light sampling, of what you are in store for with this show. There are 2 episodes that stand out for me. They spent with reckless abandon. Oh, the couple popped bottles night and day. What is bad is that they saved zero dollars while sponging off her parents.
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