How to deal with debts

Many people are overcome with debt while going through treatment, and don’t know how to pay for everything.

Food banks are great to help with household shopping at a very cheap price.  Many local charities and Community groups have food hampers. If you want to find out the nearest one to you, go online.


Opp shops are great for clothing, don’t think the clothes are yuckie, they aren’t and there is a high turn over of goods, so you can find something fashionable at a cheap price, while helping others. If you like vintage, well of course you will find some there, but many charities are aware of the trends for vintage clothing and have special outlets for them. It is also a great place to pick up a lot of house goodies, like glasses, pots and pans, you get the idea.imgres


More and more people are fundraising to pay the outrageous medical bills. See if you can get some goodies together to raffle, ask local business to donate services for the raffle having morning afternoon tea, cake sale, ask a local school to help with a carwash or some other event. You can join Go Fund Me or other websites.


But the big thing is you already have bills to pay and then accumulate more, what happens when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? I guess it sounds trite, but get help. Centrelink have people to talk to for free, so you don’t just have to go to those companies that charge you to help you get out of debt.

A helpful little book, with lots of information is the Dealing with debt.


Click to access dealing-with-debt.pdf


I hope this is helpful, and any other tips let me know and I will add to the list.

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