Christmas is only a few days away and seemingly, it is the last thing on the minds of at least a third of the American population. With millions on the verge of losing their jobs and millions that have already lost their jobs, how they are going to make it through to the next week carries more weight than the Christmas Season.
People have a lot on their minds these days and much of that deals with money concerns. Not everyone is struggling financially. Though, some struggles can be avoided if preventive measures can be taken at this time. Geographically, some areas may be hit harder with unemployment, while alternative financial opportunities may be more accessible in those hard hit cities.
My recent trip to Chicago exposed me to how some people may be struggling. While in Chicago, with just a few days away from Christmas, I was shocked by what I saw in several shopping malls I visited. The malls lacked 15 percent of the merchant stores. They were not full and at least eighty percent of the people in the malls were not carrying bags. That may seem like an exaggerated number, but I assure you that this would be more real than not. People were doing more window-shopping than buying. Is there another side to this atrocious economy, yes!
I have heard some people say, “I have done all I know to do.” However, many do not know what should be done. When you are stuck at “I tried,” then shift to “I do.” I learned that in life that I personally do not have all the answers. However, God has given all of us a small piece of the puzzle to life’s solutions. Moreover, if I can get information from people who are successful in a particular area of life, why try to reinvent the wheel. Let us learn the lesson of not repeating methods that do not work and learn the lesson of doing what does. Commit to a debt reduction and comprehensive money making plan that can improve your present financial condition, even if your financial health is not bad. What do you have to lose, but debt? If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
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