What makes me so tired is seeing the debt stop me from getting things at a decent interest rate if only my credit rating were better, the debt makes me mad because I am limited in the activities I would enjoy with others. And all this pent up anger towards my own mistakes and stupidity makes me sick to my stomach.
I have read all the personal finance info via books, blogs and news articles about digging out from debt. The debt issue is pretty simple: Stop using credit cards, live below your means, know what your means are but keeping track of spending and so on. It is actually pretty logical but the action of doing it is like digging out from under the mountain of debt with a spoon!
While the character of Andy was in a prison even though he was innocent, I can't say I'm in my own prison and declare innocence. Considering the hell he went through while in prison involuntarily, he took the time to understanding his surroundings, make the best of a bad situation and make plans for getting himself out and as far away as possible, no matter how long it took.
For Andy his means of escaping his prison was a rock hammer. My means of escaping this debt prison is one survey check and rebate refund at a time. I may be digging myself out of debt with a spoon, but I've found a way to focus my frustration and I've got a plan.