“What Does It Mean to Truly Take Care of My Needs First?”

"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves"

Thought for today: For some of us, it was pure torture to say “no” to our creditors.  To risk a bad credit score was a death sentence, we thought. How dark it was before the dawn! Our compulsion was a symptom of our fear and pride.   What reasonable person would spend hundreds of dollars on bounced […]

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“No Matter What, I Don’t Have to Debt!”

"I experienced timelessness on this vacation. Now that I am back, I feel more clear and energized than ever."

Thought for today: Who knows why we became so mysteriously compelled to be indebted to others?  The source of our compulsion to debt may remain a mystery forever – but that’s not important.  What is important what DA teaches us: that no matter what happens in our lives, there is never a need to choose unsecured debt. A member shares: “The first […]

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Life Can Be Scary. DA Can help.

Thought for today: The natural state of a compulsive debtor is that of binge-charging on credit cards and store credit.  So if we have a slip, what do we do? Sometimes we mess up financially.  Sometimes life seems unfair to us.  Sometimes people are abusive.  A job is lost.  A loved one is lost.  Property is […]

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Why Say No To That “10% Off” Employee Credit Card Purchase?

Thought for today: A true compulsive debtor is powerless over the first credit card charge.   There is never enough credit to satisfy the appetite. A member shares: “I work for a department store chain that offers an employee discount if we use the store’s credit card.  I always purchased on the card but then accumulated interest and late penalties […]

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March 20, Detaching From The Compulsion to Debt

Thought for today: A member shares: “How can I relax when I have so many problems? I have to be on high alert all the time!” How many of us are overworked, underpaid, anxious, irritable and discontented?  Rhetorical question, of course.  Too many! It’s a symptom of the disease of compulsive debting to never allow […]

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What Does Powerlessness Have To Do With Getting Out of Debt?

Thought for today: Newcomers often arrive at DA looking for a way to escape the effects of unchecked debt, chronic under earning and/or years of overspending.  Many of us have felt isolated in our grief and desperation. Once the downward spiral of compulsive debt takes hold, we are defenseless against it. Left unchecked, our issues […]

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Freedom From the Compulsion to Debt.

What reasonable person would spend hundreds of dollars on bounced checks, throw away hundreds or thousands away on unsecured interest payments? This debt thing had us licked alright. No one forced us to go into debt. We did it to ourselves, often mindlessly preoccupied with other things. That insane twist of mind that got us […]

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No Matter What Happens Today, I Don’t Have to Debt!

Who knows why we became so mysteriously compelled to be indebted to others!  The source of the compulsion to debt may remain a mystery forever, but that’s not important.  What is important what DA teaches us: that no matter what happens in our lives, there is never a need to choose unsecured debt. A member […]

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How Affirmations Attract Prosperity.

We use affirmations in DA to stop the self-limiting messages we may be telling ourselves, and to replace them with ideas to improve our attitudes, energize our work, attract wealth – whatever helps us toward our goals .  Here are some wealth-attracting affirmations. They are purposely in the present tense to help energize us. Notice […]

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