Struggling with a money problem?
“Where can I get help when I have a debt problem?” is a question that’s asked time and time again but the answer is not as simple as you may think.
In most cases, it’s very difficult for people to admit that they may have a money problem because (for some reason) they believe this represents a personal failing. Let’s set the record straight, most people who find themselves in financial distress do so because of misfortune as opposed to misdeed. There is absolutely no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed when it comes to asking for financial assistance.
When most of us need advice or assistance, naturally the first place we turn to is our friends and family. On the surface this may seem a little strange because, (unless you have a friend or relative that specialises in debt management or finance), there is likely to be very little practical, expert advice or assistance a friend or relative can offer – but the reason why we all do this is very simple and can be summed up in a single word.
We trust our friends and family will have our best interests at heart and therefore we value highly their opinion, no matter how qualified it may or may not be. Family and friends provide emotional support and they are always there when times are tough so when it comes to taking the first step toward addressing a problem (a debt problem or any problem for that matter), more often than not we will speak with them first.
Apart from family, are there other people or organisations that you can trust for assistance or help? The answer is of course “yes” but you need to follow some simple rules when it comes to whom you place your trust, because above anything else, trust is your most valuable asset.