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What to Do When You Are In a Financial Crisis

April 23rd, 2013 at 10:39 am

Going through a financial crisis can be one of the most difficult things you can go through in your life. It can cause so much stress and uncertainty. From losing a job to not being able to pay bills in a timely manner because of unexpected medical expenses or uncontrollable circumstances, you can never predict when the crisis will hit. When it does, here are some simple tips to keep your head afloat.

ChristineFirst, understand it is totally normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed – but do not let that get to you! Keep a level head and try your best to keep a positive outlook. Times may be rough but your focus on the positive will help you and your emotions. You just do not want to get all uptight and stressed. Talk to people who can support you and give you a good outlook and perspective to your situation.

Second, take a step back and look at the situation – see what it really looks like and what it all means. Taking emotions out can benefit you to understand more clearly. You want to be able to assess the whole situation and be able to strategize your solution to the issues. Ask yourself what your priority is and what is the total amount due to each creditor? Mark due dates and payment amounts – a spreadsheet might be a great tool to utilize to get you started and organized.

Lastly, figure out how you will get the money to move in the right direction. Will it be staying on a strict budget? Less spending? Getting another job? Maybe selling some of your unneeded things in a rummage sale or online? You might even have to look at what is a want and what is a need – do you really need cable at this time? Evaluating all your expenses will help you understand where you can cut and use that money to pay-off debt.

Contact a San Antonio attorney today if you are in serious debt and not sure how to go about getting rid of it. We can help you to reverse your financial crisis and get a fresh financial start.

 

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