It’s not payday yet, but the cash is gone and important items have all been used up. You know you’ve been in this situation many times before and it’s always worked out, but life would be so much easier if you could just get rid of the stress that adds to the burden of raising a family.
As soon as the single mom realizes that she is not bringing in enough money to meet the bills and living expenses from payday to payday, she should do a thorough examination of her budget. If it seems like every item has already been slashed as much as it can be, she may need professional credit counseling.
Seeking advice from a legitimate credit counselor will not do any damage to your credit. The sessions will be confidential, and no reports will be made by the counseling agency to any credit agency. You can make an appointment for a session without the fear that you are making matters worse by admitting that you are possibly facing a financial problem.
Another misconception that keeps many single moms from seeking the financial counseling they need to get them through a difficult time is that they will lose control of their finances and have to live within a budget that is imposed on them by the credit counselor.
Credit counselors are there only to give advice. The decisions on the options that are identified as possible plans of actions are yours. The single mom should not worry that she will lose the ability to use her income to her own discretion once all available options have been discussed and an action plan is decided on.
The earlier the single mom overcomes her misgivings about sharing her financial problems with a counselor and makes an appointment, the easier it will be to find a solution and stop the possibility of turning a budgeting problem into a financial crisis. Continuing to spend more than you bring in will only grow the amount of debt you are facing.
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