The Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders

Getting Out from Going Under eBook (Small)The Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders is filled with practical tips, inspiration, and a thought for each day to encourage and motivate you to stay on the path of recovery.

Click here to purchase the book.
Read sample pages here.

And check out THE FIVE YEAR RECOVERY JOURNAL! A fun, simple way to track your recovery journey over time (print & PDF).

The books are finished, but the blog continues!
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DA Fellowship Day 8/8/15

This year’s DA World Service Fellowship Day phone conference will focus on the Twelve Steps. To be added to the DA phone list and receive these announcements, go to The signup form is in the middle of the Home page.

Here are the details:

2015 D.A. World Service Conference
WSC Fellowship Day Workshops Again Offered By Phone

For the fifth year in a row, a portion of the Fellowship Day at the annual Debtors Anonymous World Service Conference will be available to D.A. members worldwide via telephone conference call.
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The Life Changing Magic of…

I recently read an interesting article about how losing stuff can change your life.

The author’s bottom line was that “Involuntarily losing shit … brutally takes things away at random and makes you fight to get them back so that you remember and reaffirm the value of each one.”

When I lose stuff, I also often lose perspective and go quite berserk no matter how valuable the lost item. Thankfully, recovery has enabled me to improve in this arena. However, being on an extremely tight spending plan does make the pain run a bit deeper for me as I cannot blithely buy another of anything anymore.
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A Moratorium of a Different Sort

I am thinking of embarking on a new moratorium. No, not a spending moratorium. Already did that for three months. No, this one will be much harder.

I propose a moratorium on criticism, which is a subtle form of gossip. And on self-righteous indignation, which is very loud criticism. And let’s throw in giving advice, which leads to self-righteous indignation when the receiving party doesn’t want to do what I say.

I’ll probably have to tape my mouth shut for the duration because, really, what else is there to talk about?
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New! Five Year Recovery Journal is Now Available

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00070]The Five Year Recovery Journal: One Sentence a Day, One Day at a Time is now available for purchase. This journal can be used for all types of addictions and for those who suffer from multiple addictions. It’s fun and easy to use. Just one sentence a day, or even a little drawing, will give you a profound picture of your recovery over time. Click here for more information, sample pages, and to purchase the paperback version or a PDF for printing.

I am Not Recovered

In April, I celebrated six years of back to back abstinence from compulsive debting. But it has become clear to me recently that I am still a seriously compulsive spender. And I now truly understand why the primary purpose of Debtors Anonymous (DA) is not incurring unsecured debt.

If we just never had to spend money again, we wouldn’t have a problem, right? But unfortunately, we must learn to forge a new relationship with money that doesn’t include incurring unsecured debt. As I’ve written before, we must walk the razor’s edge.
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