No. of Recommendations: 4
How do I re-start and structure my life, from scratch? I want to start looking at my life in general and start step-by-step.

May I suggest walking to the library every couple of weeks?
I keep track of what I've read and want to read: from detective fiction to pretty picture books of faraway places to cookbooks.

There is some accounting to do: income received, bills coming due and getting paid on time. Making a list of bills that don't come due every month (and then saving as time goes so you can pay them). Sorting the papers for next spring's taxes.

Maybe start a list of the household improvements. I haven't been a homeowner in your situation, but imagine that there's some research to do (cheapest alternative, longest lasting repair, cheapest labor, convenient supplier, reliable workmen) - so you might start that project.

I applaud your intent to attend meetings - those can be the beginning of your new schedule.
Print the post  


UGC Disclosure Notice Regarding Credit Card Posts
Community board discussions about credit cards are not provided or commissioned by banks who may have advertising relationships with The Motley Fool. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.
TMF Credit Center
The Motley Fool Credit Center arms you with real tools and simple messages, that will help you in every credit situation.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.