Topics We’re Talking About: Standing Up To Your Debt


Happy Friday everybody!

Halloween may be over but that doesn’t mean you’re feeling any less spooked by your debt. But no better time than now to face that fear! Look your debt straight in the eyes (or should I say straight in the bank statement?), acknowledge the battle you have to engage in, and take control your finances!

These top picks from the week can help you to get started:

You Can’t Hide From Your Debt (Red Debted Stepchild)
Maybe you can’t see the physical presence of debt – but it’s definitely there. And the consequences of hiding from it will always catch up to you. With a special homage to a popular TV show, this post is a particularly entertaining and relevant read!

Reader stories: The Psychology of a Debtor and the Climb Out of Darkness (Get Rich Slowly)
It’s no wonder people equate debt with “being in the hole.” Feeling overwhelmed can make you feel like you’re in the dark about your future. Connecting with others stories is a great way to shed some light on what you can do to take control of your financial circumstances. This story is the perfect place to start!

Does Money Get Between You and “A Satisfied Mind?”  (Bargaineering)
Sometimes it’s not even the numbers that can give you the jitters – it’s what’s going on in your head when you see those numbers! Here’s a post that looks at the impact of our perception of wealth and money on our satisfaction. Plus, any article that mentions Johnny Cash is OK by me – especially if it’s attached to financial food for thought.

Keep Calm and Carry On! Part 1 (and 2) (A Disease Called Debt)
This series of posts is an excellent example of how facing your financial challenges can help you to regain control and take action! Read on and you’re sure to be motivated.

Whoops: When Personal Finance Bloggers Spend Too Much Money  (Stop Worrying About Money)
Everyone makes money mistakes – what actions you take to re-balance your finances become the key to success. This post is a great showcase of how to bounce back once you do realize you’ve deviated from planned spending!

Don’t forget to check out our guest posts…

Bible Money Matters – Living Successfully Within Our Financial Limitations
NerdWallet – Why Some People Fear They May Never Retire – How to Stay On Budget While Your Spouse is Away
Credit Karma – 6 Tricks for Paying Off Credit Card Debt

… and sites mentioning ReadyForZero!

The Daily Muse
Daily Finance
The Dollar Stretcher
The American Legion

And this week we also have a couple fun additions! Check out these awesome ways to boost your financial plans:

The 3 Essential Money “To Do’s” To SAVE Time, SIMPLIFY Your Money & SPEND More Time Where It Matters!  (Jen Hemphill)
Save, Simplify? Yes please! Sign us up for this free webinar with Jen Hemphill! Learn how to join by clicking the link!

Pre Holiday PurgeIntroducing the Pre-Holiday Purge Challenge: 30 days, 30 Items for Sale (Frugal Confessions)
Holidays are almost here! Instead of adding to our possessions, what if we decided to free ourselves from some of the items that are weighing us down? Amanda’s challenge encourages exactly that. A perfect opportunity to earn while  you reorganize!

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  • Frugal_Confessions

    Thank you for including my challenge! I am excited to get started today.

    • Claire Murdough

      Me too!! Can’t wait to hear all about your progress!

  • Erin

    Thank you for sharing my post about hiding from your debt! You guys rock!

    • Claire Murdough

      I LOVED your post! Great parallels 🙂

  • debtfreeoneday

    Thanks so much Claire for sharing my Keep Calm and Carry On series – I really appreciate the mention! 🙂 Paying off debt has it’s challenges but it’s worth it!

    • Claire Murdough

      Thank you for sharing your story – you write some truly inspiring posts!

  • Thanks for the mention! We appreciate it!

    • Claire Murdough

      Of course! I recently had a serious case of extended vacation mode spending 🙂

  • Guest

    Spooked by your debt, love it! Thanks for the mention and spreading the love :-).

  • Jen Hemphill

    Spooked by your debt, love it! Thanks for sharing the love ReadyForZero!