How to Handle Upcoming Bills with Grace

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When bills are starting to pile up, but the income isn’t coming in, stress and frustration are oftentimes all you feel as you wonder how you’ll ever get the money needed to cover upcoming expenses.

Don’t let the need for money overwhelm you, as many simple techniques exist that can help you get cash for bills, even when regular income is unavailable.

How to Handle Upcoming Bills with Grace

  • Mitigate Your Stress

    When bills are coming in but money isn’t, stress easily weighs on your shoulders, adding more frustration than you already feel.

    Known as the silent killer in women, stress brings with it an array of health concerns and problems such as headaches, increased blood pressure, emotional distress, and more. When you’re stressed, making decisions is also more difficult.

    As difficult as it seems, taking all steps necessary to avoid stress is imperative to your good health and remedying the situation quickly.

    Take deep steadying breaths. Take a catnap. Stretch. Do anything that gives you a moment to release and let go of stress you’re holding onto.

  • Talk Through It

    Entrust a friend or family member to help you out of a difficult financial situation.

    Although asking for money may not be an option, those closest to you certainly offer an ear and shoulder to lean on when it is needed the most.

    Although talking about your financial situation may be something that frightens you, it may very well be exactly what you need to make it through the difficult time with ease.

    Your friends and family might also make suggestions you might not have thought of to help you through.

  • Get Financial Aid

    Many people are without employment not because they’re unable to find employment, but due to disabilities and injuries that prevent them from working.

    If a disability is causing inability to work, why not talk to an attorney and learn if you qualify for SSI disability payments?

    SSI disability payments are awarded to individuals with physical or mental disabilities that cause them inability to work.

    The amount of the award varies, but the cash is allotted during the first few days of the month.

    An attorney can help speed up the process, helping you get monthly payments to cover bills and expenses.

  • Find a Side Job

    You can look for part-time work or extra income online and find many opportunities on the web.

    Virtual assistance work, telemarketing, customer service, survey takers, and tons of other jobs online make it easy to earn extra income that covers the bills.

    Such work may not interfere with your SSI payments, though an attorney can give you more information.

Handling bills with grace when there is no money or little money coming into the home might seem impossible, but with the tips and information above, you’ll handle those situations with ease and simplicity.

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Eileen O’Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.

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