When you were in college and blew your cash on a ticket to Amsterdam, eating a few ramen noodles and spending a month on your friend’s couch it wasn’t a big deal. But now you have a family. And if you find yourself with dwindling savings — either because you’re unemployed or fell victim to some Nicholas Cage-ian investment — everybody gets stressed-out. Well, everyone except the bank.
Dr. Mary Alvord, Director of Alvord, Baker & Associates, adjunct Associate Professor Of Psychiatry And Behavioral Science at The George Washington University School Of Medicine, and nationally recognized stress management expert, has a few tips to keep this lean time from becoming big fat problems. First step: Be transparent as possible with the fam. Second step: Put down the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and hide the remote.