There are plenty of reasons as to why you may commit financial mistakes in your life. A lack of understanding of the way money should move, bad financial sense, limited savings, emotional and traumatic events as well as huge, significant life milestones can all contribute to difficulty. It might be that your business enterprise has failed, or your difficulty with addiction or some other personal problem has impacted your finances.
Good finances are usually the result of a healthy mind and body (and good opportunity,) and when these conditions are lacking, our budget can take a hit also.
Approaching The Repair Of Financial Mistakes
Almost everyone goes through periods of being destitute and being affluent in their lifetime. It can be hard to predict when this happens, which is why funding invested into a safety blanket is so important to build. If you have personally experienced a few years of terrible financial planning and backing, you may have damaged your finances as a result.
Beginning the process of repairing this takes time, but it’s not impossible. If repair is necessary, it’s likely you’ve been in the ‘damage’ mindset for some time. We’re here to help you out of these issues, so you can feel more comfortable in your decision making from here on out.
One of the reasons bad finances pile up is neglect. Then it’s easy for late payments, rental arrears and bad credit to amount. It’s easy to ignore this process when you’re stuck in it because viewing it objectively can be painful and seem overwhelming to fix. Sometimes though, we get to a point where all of the issues we are experiencing cannot continue. We either improve or suffer a worse fate.
We’d recommend that before it gets to that point, you make a list. Sit down without any outside distraction, with a switched off phone and no electronics on around you. Note down any outstanding balance you have. Every single one, even standing debts which have gone on so long you’re unsure if they’re even still applicable. Note down any money you owe family and friends. If you have difficulty finding this information, go through all of your files and log into all of your monetary accounts. It’s likely you’ll find certain things hidden under the cobwebs you should become aware of.
Having this number in front of you makes it real, and objective. Now you have a goal, and correct information to approach a debt charity or a repair.credit service with. Offset this with your income. Find assets around you available to sell. Become more concerned with sustaining yourself from a survival standpoint than worrying about the shiny belongings you have. Better sell them now than having them repossessed.
The reason you have likely been ignoring your debts is that you understand paying them requires a limited lifestyle, one with less disposable funding to work with. Past rent and food, living a life from day to day should not be TOO expensive, depending on where you live. It might require that you make large changes such as moving apartments to a cheaper area, or smaller changes such as walking to work, eating fewer premium foods and reading instead of playing on the latest video game consoles or heading to the cinema.
Redefining your life to meet your financial obligations gives you dignity, it doesn’t remove it. The feeling you will gain will give you more self-worth, and pride that the main issues of your life are finally being addressed.
Note down everything that led you to this point, be honest with yourself, and then highlight steps you can take to avoid a similar fate. Always remember, if you’re making progress to resolving the mistakes of your past, you deserve to keep your head high at all times.