Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude for the many blessings we have in our lives. It goes without saying, of course, that we’re all thankful for our families and our friends. But this year, we should also take a moment to express our thanks to the people in our lives who have looked out for our financial health.
The country has only begun to recover from a bruising recession that cost millions of Americans their jobs, their savings, and even their homes. And if we’ve learned anything from the downturn, it’s that we should never take our finances for granted.
I know that in my life, I can attribute much of my own personal financial health to those who believed in me when I founded American Consumer Credit Counseling over twenty years ago. I couldn’t be more grateful for the support of my family and friends who stood by me when this organization was only a small operation in a 175 square foot basement office. Now because of them I am proud to be able to help thousands of consumers each year conquer their own debt burdens and regain control of their finances.
Overcoming debt and regaining financial stability is a painful, challenging process. This Thanksgiving, take a moment to thank those who lent a hand along the way, whether it’s a family member who helped bear some of the load or a mentor who helped you manage your spending, we can all be thankful for financial guidance and support.