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Credit Card Debt Can Put Your Life On Hold

May 23rd, 2009

debt11Dealing with debt is a hard and stressful activity.  In fact, it’s one of the toughest things most anyone can go through, regardless of how intelligent or how talented they may be.  It is so difficult, that at times, people working through it can feel that they’re putting their life on hold.

Cutting Back

When you’re paying off debt, you’ll need to cut back on most everything.  Those three beers at the bar after work may have been peanuts last year, but when you’re settling arrears, even the smallest savings can accumulate into building up that monthly payment.  As such, it is more important than ever to prioritize where your money goes.

Cutting back, however, does not mean deprivation, although it can feel that way.  Instead of that quarterly family vacation you used to take south of the border, how about substituting weekend day trips to see local attractions instead.  Sure, it’s not the same, but that’s the beauty of life – it can be enjoyed even with the most meager means.

Enjoying Life Without Money

One of the reasons you likely ended up in debt is that you thought you needed plenty of money to enjoy life.  In fact, there are many more facets to living than the things money can buy.  Look at the time when you’re settling your debt as a chance to begin appreciating them.

Living With Pressure

The most profound effect of living in debt is the constant pressure.  One slip-up in monthly payment, after all, and your restructured debt plan just might get thrown out the window.   However, those are the cards you’ve been dealt with – accept the situation and make the best of it.  In truth, many people have been in worse boats than you, yet have continued to live happy lives.