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Money 2 – Financial Wellbeing

Money is central to you being able to gamble. Here we will talk about ways to manage your money and the limits you can put in place to control it.

The Strategies

  • Limiting access to debit/credit cards
  • Debit/credit cards security code
  • Setting control and withdrawal limits
  • Handing over financial responsibility with an end point
Take control of your cards

Limiting access to debit/credit cards

It is all too easy to use our debit and credit cards to pay for things. As a society we have, for the most part, stopped using cash as a means to purchase things. You can stop access to your cards, by handing them over to someone for safe keeping. However, this will only work if they don’t hand them back and they place them in an inaccessible place away from you.

Limiting your access to money is a key part in not being able to gamble.

Debit/credit cards security code

In the following video I will show you a good strategy for not being able to use your debit and credit cards on-line.

Video # 6 CVV

I know you have the strength to do the actions mentioned in the video.

To sum up:

  1. Cut up your credit and debit cards
  2. Ask for replacements
  3. Scratch off the CVV security codes on the back of the cards – this is best done for you so you don’t know the new security number

I also believe that we are stronger when we have support and a sense of community.

Setting control and withdrawal limits

One of the things you can do is set yourself spending money limits, for instance limit yourself to an amount you need each day. Prepaid cards can help manage this. The support of a loved one is very helpful at this time. Have you been able to confide in anyone? The power of accountability.

Those who once criticised, can become your best ally!

Handing over financial responsibility with an endpoint

As well as getting help to set and implement control and withdrawal limits on your money, you can also take it further and relinquish any financial responsibilities for the day to day and monthly household expenses. Money can be seen as power within a relationship, but now is the time for equality.

When you feel the time is right and after the urge to gamble has been tackled, there is no reason why you can’t once more control your own money.

An added benefit to enlisting help, is the opportunity to re-establish trust.

Today’s Task

See below the Strategies we discussed. Maybe you would like to write the following in your Journal, thereby you can keep a track of when you did your action points.

  • Limiting access to debit/credit cards
  • Debit/credit cards security code
  • Setting control and withdrawal limits
  • Handing over financial responsibility with an end point

Having completed the above, and for any other tasks today that require a follow-up, write down the DUE DATE on your calendar.

If this task was for you, then well done!

You’re on the right path to putting a stop to the devastation that gambling has been causing in your life and to those around you.

If you’re rebuilding the trust with those that have been affected by your gambling activities, don’t forget to tell them what you have been doing to stop your gambling. Even better, why not ask them to help and / or witness what you have done and put in place.

Don’t leave empty handed.

Hi, did you find what you were looking for? Do you or a loved one have a gambling problem?
Maybe my program is not for you at the moment and that is ok, but don’t leave empty handed, I would like you to have my  ‘Some signs and beliefs that indicate someone has a gambling problem’