and How to Overcome Them
Financial security used to mean that you needed only one breadwinner in the family.
You could count on your partner to have dinner prepared, clean clothes ready to wear, and household duties attended to when you arrived home after a hard day’s work.
But what happens when this isn't enough for survival?
With the skyrocketing costs of materials and natural resources, coupled with continuous rising health plans and taxes, among other expenses, it has become necessary in most middle income families that both partners earn an income.
This has introduced a whole new level of stress within the family when the household responsibilities need to be shared between both parties. Families will continuously struggle with money issues but the successful relationships will strive to keep the communications open, support one another and work to keep their relationship strong.
Economical difficulties also come into play with our misplaced values centering on prestige, many individuals tend to judge their life by how many toys they have.
People tend to have the “Have to have it all” attitude, and for many this puts them over the edge monetarily causing stress within the family unit to increase to unmanageable levels.
Debt seems to have become a normal part of life, but it is far from normal and
far from healthy.
To add to this - most live paycheck to paycheck and place additional wants and wishes on a credit card. When they are not able to pay the balance at the end of the month, the interest begins to accumulate.
Before they realize their errors, they are paying the credit card company their interest on a monthly basis along with a meager few dollars towards their original purchase. As bills accumulate so does the financial burden and their stress. With inadequate salaries in comparison to their yearning desires, they find it difficult to meet the monthly payments that have mounted.
It’s time to slow down and take stock in what is truly valuable in our lives. Reevaluate your assets and your
income and take action to rectify, adjust,
and simplify your needs.
Become knowledgeable towards money. Realize what money you are giving away as you pay those high interest rates.
If you are currently in debt over your head, before you make a decision that you feel is the best way for you to move forward research your choices on a particular debt consolidation agency or look into the pro’s and con’s of filing bankruptcy.
It’s still your money that you are dealing with so to avoid piling one mistake on top of the other, gather all the knowledge available to you and don’t rush into anything. Try to become familiar with financial tips to start saving you money today while at the same time conduct a financial reassessment on your current assets and determine further ways to save money and/or dispose of items you can do without or cost you more to keep than the benefits or entertainment that the item offers.
I can’t stress this enough… Don’t jump from the frying pan into the fire!!! If you speak with someone about financial management or debt consolidation, don’t make any immediate decisions.
It took you some time to get into this bind, a couple more days won’t break the bank no matter what they say… don’t rush. Let them know you will need some time to think about this option and you will get back with them in a couple of days.
The articles below may help to lead you down optional paths and/or give you some ideas to start thinking about. Remember to gather all the knowledge you can so that you can get out of debt with the least amount of pain, and once out - keep from falling back into the same trap.
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