Have Your Finances Blown Out of Control?
Eileen St. Pierre, The Everyday Financial Planner
This is what was printed on a bottle of bubbles that was hanging on my front door Friday morning:
Well, I give this loan company an A in creativity. Parents will give these bubbles to their kids, see this ad and think “Yeah, my finances have blown out of control. Maybe I should do something about it.”
Bubbles don’t last very long. Neither does the lift you may get from a short-term loan. If you don’t get your spending under control, or you continue to incur more debt, you will find yourself right back where you started.
Setting up a debt reduction plan and establishing a budget can get you started on the right path. Ultimately it is up to you to get your finances in order. It’s a lot harder than blowing a bunch of bubbles, but the impact is more long-lasting.