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April 30th Was National Honesty Day
Are You Honest About Your Financial Situation?

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By Lauralynn Schueckler

Monday was National Honesty Day, and not many people were aware of that. One of the top Twitter Trends that day was #NationalHonestyDay. Here in the United States, National Honesty Day was invented to celebrate the truthfulness of a pair of past presidents. You may have heard of them, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Good old Honest Abe could teach us a thing or two about being honest and truthful.

One of the many numerous things people lie about is their personal financial situation. Nobody wants to go telling everyone they know that they are in debt. Even family members are more often than not left out in the dark. Let’s change all of that, starting today!

Debt can be hard to handle and even harder to talk about. You can’t keep burying your head in the sand, and just hope it goes away. Pick yourself up and face it head on. Reach out to friends or family members and ask them for their help or advice. You never know, they could have been in your shoes before and tell you about what worked for them.

Discussing your debt with someone else can be really helpful and therapeutic. You can shed off your anxiety and worries to some extent by being open and honest about your situation. Remember, that communication is the key in any relationship. Remain open to your spouse or significant other about any financial matters.

When you know that debt is a problem, it’s a good idea to discuss your debt worries and fears with someone else and remember to be honest. The most significant and important thing you can do is to get professional debt relief advice from a reputable debt counseling agency. Certified counselors will listen to your story thoroughly, and help you deal with your situation while using their professional guidance. They can help you create a realistic budget and a new spending plan. The counselors can also offer options such as a debt management program or bankruptcy if need be.

So when you are getting ready to tell a lie today (even a little white lie), think about National Honesty Day and don’t let that lie slip out. If we could all be honest every day of the year, there would probably be a lot less drama and stress in our lives. Take that weight off of your shoulders and tell someone about your situation.

Advantage CCS is always here to listen and to help you. We’ve helped thousands of people, from all walks of life, get out of debt and become free from that burden. The Agency enlightens and assists consumers each year through free, confidential credit counseling, debt management programs and various community education workshops. Reach out to us today and we will listen!

Lauralynn Schueckler is the Online Marketing Specialist at Advantage Credit Counseling Service. She is the author for Advantage CCS’s Blog called Dollars & Sense. Advantage Credit Counseling Service is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

Views expressed are the personal views of the author, and do not represent the views of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, its employees, its members, or its clients.

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