Money worries are something I know a lot about. Over the years I have had my own and as a debt counsellor, I have helped so many families and individuals get out of debt and manage their finances better.
One thing that always strikes me is how troublesome the emotions around money worries and debt issues can be. It is so difficult to take practical action when you are in a blind panic as to who will knock on the door next, what threatening letter will appear in the post and how you are going to manage to put on a show at Christmas for the kids.
I asked some parents to describe their feelings when bills are high and income sometimes does not cover basis expenditure.
“When money is tight I feel suffocated and overwhelmed.” – Kirsty
“I have a mental money line beneath which I get extremely stressed” – Kati
“I hate being in debt and wish I could be done with it once and for all” – Claire
“I hate having money worries. When I do I am in a bad mood and miserable” – Victoria
“Money worries can leave you feeling very lonely. When my wife was pregnant with our third child and had stopped working I didn’t want to tell her we were falling more and more into debt” -. Peter
“Completely out of my depth and very uptight” – Kimberley
“I feel awful that we are having to be so tight with money Myself and my husband work 4 jobs between us and we still have to tell the girls no. As a parent it really hurts” -. Jade
“I hate it. It make me fell like all my options, choices and freedoms belong to somebody else like I have to justify every treat or non-essential item to some invisible banker. It makes me feel like I have no control over my future” – Luschka
Using my experience as a debt counsellor, I have put together a little money plan that will help people take baby steps to tackle money trouble. Subscribe to my blog and I will send you this resource. This is free of charge and just might help you get on track to solving those money issues once and for all
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