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How debt may take a toll on mental health

Jun 5, 2019
Whether student loans or credit-card debt, indebtedness is likely to bring you down.
Debt collectors could be texting you soon.
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Finding ongoing debt management advice

Mar 27, 2012
Is it possible to find free/sliding scale ongoing debt counseling? A friend in Louisiana is in her 60s and facing the consequences of years of terrible financial decisions. I think she's beyond the point where one session of debt counseling could help her. I've seen patterns in her that I've seen in others who grew up poor: When they were young, they learned there was no way to ever catch up financially and be in control. So she has no sense that it is possible to be in control of her money. Thank you, Robin, Boston, MA