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  • Blog Post: Have a Good Cry

    B a ck when my husband and I were trying to dig ourselves out of debt, I sometimes found the stress to be too much. And at times like those, only one thing helped me feel better: a good cry. I just had so much pent-up anger, frustration, and fear-and I needed that intense release of emotion to help me...
  • Blog Post: Connect With an Old Friend

    Being in debt can make you feel anxious, confused, and insecure. I sometimes felt like I was losing my identity. Every so often, I would forget that I was more than just someone in debt. The best thing that happened to me during this difficult time was connecting with one of my closest childhood friends...
  • Blog Post: Schedule a Realistic Day

    If a typical weekday involves getting your kids ready in the morning, seeing them off to school, heading out to work, leaving early to take your son to the dentist, picking your daughter up from her friend's house across town, throwing dinner together, baking two dozen cookies for your son's...
  • Blog Post: Laugh a Little...Or a Lot!

    Laughter is the best medicine, we're always told. I used to be a little cynical of this saying. I mean, how much healing can a few giggles bring about? Quite a lot, I've come to discover. When I was in debt, I often felt stressed and anxious. There was this constant pit in my stomach. And it...
  • Blog Post: The Power of Small Change

    When I was in debt, there were times in which I thought to myself, “I can do this. I really can.” But there were other moments in which panic would take over, and I’d wonder, “How am I ever going to pay off this dollar amount? It’s just TOO BIG.” But after a while, I decided it was time to change my...
  • Blog Post: Need Confidence? Then Stand Up Straight!

    How many times did your mother tell you to stand up straight? “Head up, shoulders down,” she probably repeated to you over and over again through the years. It may sound like a small thing, but just having good posture can make anyone look more confident and ready to take on the world. And not only will...
  • Blog Post: Eat, Drink and be Merry

    My next piece of advice to you: Eat lots of nutritious snacks, and also drink plenty of water. Hunger and dehydration, even before you're aware of them, can increase feelings of anxiety and stress, not to mention give you one heck of a headache! When I first realized how far in debt I was, I became so...
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