Sapphire - posted on 11/28/2010 ( 45 moms have responded )
Have you ever been in such a dire financial situation that you had to sell off everything? Pawn shop your goods? Part with treasured collections? Did you ever reclaim some of your items?
A friend of mine was in this situation last year, on top of not recognizing her alcoholism. She's come a long way in a year with treatment, but she still has almost no material possessions left-maybe a half a dozen boxes of stuff. Everything else was sold off. She no longer blames anyone but herself. Yet her only treasured or meaningful items are memory boxes/photo albums. She lives with someone who financially foots the bill for her living expenses.
I have been fortunate that I am great at money management and never been in a financial crisis. Sure, we have the same heavy bills like everyone else, but only ONCE in my life I bounced a check. I always make certain bills are paid on time, no late fees, never had any utility turned off, always have my security safety net. I think this is why my friend always turned to me for financial assistance. But I have never had to sell off any material possesion in order to survive. I have alot of collectibles, and my husband is a hoarder of old toys from the 80's that can bring in money. But never a need to get rid of them.