I’ve racked up a ton of debt – mostly all from online gambling.
Over the past 2 years, I’ve opened up
$2,000 credit card with bank – currently maxed out
$3,500 credit card w/ credit union 1 – maxed
$3,700 loan w/ credit union 2 – balance currently $2200.
$3,000 credit card with paypal – $2,500 current balance
$9,800 loan with credit union 3 – $9200 current balance
$500 credit card with bank 2 – maxed
$500 credit card with capital 1 – maxed
$300 credit card with paypal – maxed
$1,000 payday loan – outstanding
$1,500 payday loan – outstanding
That’s $23,000 in debt, and with a $35,000 yearly salary minus taxes + rent + gas + food, there’s not even enough to pay the minimum!
Before we even begin to tackle the debt we need to first get the gambling addiction / urges under control and get help for that. Otherwise I can almost guarantee you will deal with the debt and go right back to gambling and back into debt again. That will leave you in a worse spot.
Contact Gamblers Anonymous, and find a local meeting to go to, TODAY!
Once you seek treatment and begin to deal with the underlying issue, then come back and we can begin to deal with the debt.
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