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Video: How to meditate your way out of debt

Meditating may not leap to mind as a way to get out of debt, but debt anxiety is real: It can keep you awake at night, inhibit your ability to work and even result in panic attacks and depression.

All of this can make it harder to craft a plan to pay off your debt.

Meditation – Just sitting down and thinking of all the assets you have available to you can help – says Mary Joan Cunningham, a meditation instructor, film producer and writer. Meditation helped Cunningham when she was in debt.

“Start with 3 minutes the first three days, then expand it to 5 minutes, then 7 minutes and build up to a 15-minute practice daily,” Cunningham says.

In that way, mastering meditation is like conquering debt – start off a little at a time, make it routine, and gradually increase as your ability grows.

Watch our video for more of Cunningham's tips on meditation and debt.

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fraudulent online orders

Your Business Credit expert Elaine Pofeldt

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Avoid these 5 traps
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There are advantages with 0 percent balance transfer cards – often breathing room of anywhere from nine to 21 months to pay off what you owe – but there are pitfalls, too. Here's how to avoid five traps of balance transfers.

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Credit card tip of the day

Card debt is being charged off, now what? First off, a charge-off does not mean that you are off the hook for your debt.

Updated: 01-16-2017