Is It Becoming Too Much?:

Caution: Excessive Debt

So we’ve talked about the consequences of excessive debt, but how do you know if you’ve hit this point? Here are some signs you may have excessive debt:

  • Your Total Debts Account For More Than Half of Your Income
  • Your Debt Balance Stays the Same Despite Regular Payments
  • You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund and Are Unable to Establish One
  • You Rely On Credit Cards Because You Run Out of Money Before Your Next Paycheck

Now obviously having excessive debt can be a bit scary, but once again, we’ve got your back. Try and remember that it’s only one part of your journey and it’s a part you can move on from. Financial wellness still lies ahead.

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