|Here in Phoenix, there are at least 12,200 families today who are watching their homes be sold by the bank. There are another 15,000 who are trying to sell their home before the bank forecloses on them, too. About 30,000 additional families are just waiting for the bank to knock on their door and tell them to move on. And there are many others who are in danger of becoming one of these statistics. This is a very tough time for many families, myself included, and it is very easy to become overwhelmed by the stress.|
|On a day when I was really feeling the pressure, I came across a great blog called Love In the Time of Foreclsoure (LITTOF) This blog chronicles the journey of “TWO PEOPLE DEEP IN DEBT, WORKING OUR WAY OUT AND HAPPIER THAN WE EVER HAVE BEEN”. It is very cool and reminded me that there is more to life than money troubles.
I can certainly relate to the pressure that comes from being one of these housing crunch statistics. I divorced in 2006 and bought my house that year…no surprise I am upside down on my mortgage. Like many people, my income has been negatively affected by the economy so I have had some sleepless nights worrying about my bills.
This blog, LITTOF, reminded me that even though it’s tough right now, your bank account does not determine whether or not you’re happy. It also reminded me that although we cannot control what happens to us, we can control how we react to those events.
So, in a nutshell, here are three things you can do to prevent a little foreclosure trouble from ruining your day:
These are tough times for many people but it isn’t going to last forever. Hang in there!