Recovering From The Holiday Hungover

Did the holidays leave you with a debt hungover?

Are you regretting spending all that money on buying all those gifts? Are you in fear because you don't know how to manage your debt?

According to a survey made by Mr. Cooper (mortgage company), " one-third of Americans wished they could have skipped the holidays rather than spending it on gifts." Also added, "Thirty-two percent of Americans who purchased holiday gifts paid with credit cards."


I'm going to give you seven steps to manage your holiday hungover and do damage control right away.

Step One: Stop The Regrets
The first step to getting rid of your debt hungover is to stop with the guilt, the blame, and the regrets. It is time to shift your focus from debt to solutions.

Step Two: Track Your Spending
Yes, it is time to tight up for a bit and track all of your spendings. This will require creating a budget or spending plan. Don't know how to do this? I am opening my minicourse on How to Become Financially Fit By Creating a Spending...

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Talking Finances With Your Significant Other

 

The number one reason couples split up and ended in divorce is Money

One reason is that they have a different point of views on how to manage the finances. The other reason is that they both have weak money habits and cannot handle it correctly.  

The lack of communication in a lot of couples could create more debt in the household.  Why?  Because where there is not a good communication, it creates a void. And most likely, shopping, things will be filling up the emotional gap. 

Ask Yourself: 

Are there any secrets when it comes to finances within your household?  Sometimes one of the spouses doesn't know what the other is either spending or saving.  A lot of times, one of them don't know what the other's income is.

They do talk about money, but not openly and honestly. 

  • I know couples that purchased things behind the back of their spouse. 
  • I know couples that one of them have a secret savings accounts because...
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