Andrews throws in the towel after protest confusion
We all feel like throwing in the towel sometimes, but when it comes to finances there are ways to forge ahead.
10:52 30 June 2013
Leighton Andrews is resigning after a recent incident in which he represented Rhondda constituents with a protest against a policy he created. Other schools have been closed due to their disuse and low enrollment so there is little difference regarding the situation with the Pentre Primary School. Andrews apparently felt that the only recourse available was to resign his position and be involved in politics from the backbench.
Giving up is not always the best option for many of us, especially when it comes to finances. Finances require persistence and dedication, as well as vigilance. Some of us groan inwardly whenever we hear about finances. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you feel like throwing in the towel.
- Everything is temporary—in the middle of a crisis with our finances, it’s easy to get anxious and wonder what might happen. Life goes on even when finances look like a warning flag for doomsday.
- Ask for help—you might have a close friend or relative who can help you see things in a different light. If you feel comfortable, invite them to help you look over your finances. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes and different perspective can help you find ways to save money, or get out of a bind.
- Communicate with companies—if you are in a bind, don’t give up. It’s easy to feel helpless and even depressed if you can’t see a way out of an issue with your finances, even if you know it’s only temporary. Give a call to companies you owe and tell them your situation. Find out if there are ways they can accommodate a different payment plan or schedule, or if there is assistance available.
- Relax—when things seem the worst with finances, is when it is most important to nourish the soul. Try meditating, strolling gardens, and aromatherapy to keep healthy.