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The panel included: Michael Eisenberg: CPA/PFS and member of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission; Shannon McNay: Writer for Student Loan Hero; Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.
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If you are feeling overwhelmed with financial stress, there are people you can talk to. You can confide in a close friend or family member, or talk to a financial planner or non-profit credit counselor: NFCC.org.Your situation is not going to change unless you get real with it. Sit down and take a hard look at your income and expenses. Whether you plan to tackle debt, find a job, take on a side hustle or just save more, create a realistic plan of action. Set short term and a long term action items and goals. Check in on your goals regularly.
Find free activities that make you happy and do more of them. Some people like to hike, go for walks, do yoga at home or meditate. These simple activities will boost your mood and help alleviate some stress.
You never know when an emergency will occur. This is why it’s important to have a savings account specifically for emergencies. Simply knowing you have a financial cushion will help alleviate a lot of stress.