Bob G. and his wife Joan hit bottom with their gambling addiction. Admitting that they had run out of cash, they met with Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions, a certified consumer credit counseling service, to analyze their finances. When they faced the numbers, they realized they had nearly $37,000 in casino debt. What they had been thinking of as a hobby, with a win “right around the corner” had actually been pushing them deeper into debt each time they placed a bet.
Their consumer credit counselor recommended a debt management program. That enabled Bob and Joan to get control of their finances. Today, they focus their money skills on implementing their debt management program, and their winnings are the dollars piling up in their savings account each month.
Rock bottom for Bob and Joan was running out of cash, but the key to their turnaround was in realizing they had simply lost control of their finances. If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, you are likely depending on gambling to bail you out of financial trouble:
Odds are slim that a big win is right around the corner. Better to take an objective look at the situation with an impartial consumer credit counseling service, trained to consider realistic options for your financial future.
It may look like there are several options for taking control of problem finances, but not all are good sources of long-term support.
Gambling recovery experts agree that an impartial third party, like a consumer credit counselor, helps keep recovery efforts and a debt management program on track.
Our money management experts are trained to help people learn how to control their finances through Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions. Counselors will knowledgeably analyze finances, provide options and create a focused plan that can include a debt management program if necessary. Regular meetings with a credit counselor ensure that the plan is updated when situations change, and that it stays on track. No matter what your situation, you can begin today to create a sound financial future.