Dealing with Debt Disasters and Keeping Your Cool


At some point in your life you are going to have to face an inevitable money problem. Unless you are incredibly lucky (and wealthy) this happens to most small business owners at some point in their lives. When you’re facing personal difficulties and financial problems it can be very easy to give up and run away from all of the issues surrounding you. You have a family who rely on you for support every single day, so you need to keep your cool and make the best out of a bad situation. These ideas will help you to deal with any impending debt disasters and move on with your life and business.

Seek Advice

Sometimes when you build up so much debt in your life it is easiest to declare bankruptcy. Many people are afraid of this term and run away because it sounds pretty overwhelming. Seek advice from a chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney, who will be able to explain how your debts could be completely eliminated if you take the right path and fit the criteria. If you have burdensome credit cards and persona loans, this will be the best way for you to deal with them and start afresh.

Press the Pause Button

If you are going through serious health issues, then you might want to hit the pause button on your business venture for a while. If you keep investing in stock and paying for marketing then you are only going to climb further into the dark hole of debt without even realising. Just for the short term, you should put your plans on hold and make sure you aren’t spending any more money than you need to right now.

Look at the Long Term and Short Term

There are several long term and short term fixes that might help you to get on with normal life again. A short term quick fix would be to get a loan to pay off your credit card bills, however this would need to be paid back with interest in the long term. There will be no one size fits all answer to your debt problems, so it is always best to speak to somebody who has experience in this field. Borrowing some money from somebody you trust will always be a helpful solution, if you are lucky enough to have that kind of person in your life.

Rely on Your Savings

You might never think to touch your savings at a time like this, but you need to think logically. Of course, having savings in your bank account is always nice, but it is there for emergency cases like this. If you don’t already have a healthy savings account then you need to start building it up for times like this. Saving money doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think so find a plan that works for you and your income.

So if you are in a debt disaster, consider all of the following options and you will feel calmer as a result.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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