7 signs of financial crisis

January 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Michael Finney looks at signs that your family might be in a financial crisis.

7 questions to ask yourself:

1) Are you worried about debt?

2) Have you argued with your spouse about debt?

3) Have you lied to a friend about how much debt you have run up?

4) Have you bought groceries with a credit card because you had to (not for the mileage or points)?

5) Do you have a card that is maxed out?

6) Have you made a late payment or gone over your credit limit in the past three months?

7) Have you used money from one credit card to pay another credit card?

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