Category - Gambling & Debt

Can’t Spend At All

Justin attends Debtors Anonymous not because he has a debt problem, but because he won’t spend. He would hoard his money out of fear that he might not be able to control his finances.  His refusal to spend money often left him...

A Dollar Sixty-Five

Trish is a personal trainer who earns good money per hour, but would not take on enough work to really have enough money to live the lifestyle she preferred. Credit cards would help make up the difference, maxing out the cards...

Nickels

Sophie’s problematic compulsive gambling started later in life, when she was 60-years old. She had achieved sobriety from other addictions much earlier but started gambling as an activity and it quickly progressed into a...

Not About Winning Or Losing

Paul’s life revolved around gambling from the time he was young. He played poker and flipped baseball cards. Paul always wanted to be a winner and pursued winning aggressively. He worked in a bowling alley at 12 years old and...

Family Game

David’s first time gambling was at age six.  His father taught him to play poker, making penny bets, and it soon became a family activity.  Later in life, David can see that other kids would enjoy a range of activities but...

To Be The Bookmaker

Sean grew up in a neighborhood in which if you didn’t gamble, you didn’t belong.  Bets began at a young age with friends, as they would play baseball with each other.  In his early teens, a friend introduced him to a...

Confronting Marbles And Ponies

Compulsive Gambler Joel’s first bet was, as it often is, during childhood.  Joel was a fantastic marble player; and not only one the games among the kids, he would up winning all the marbles and taking them home.  But as a...

She Never Knew He Gambled

Andy is a compulsive gambler.  His game of choice was poker, but he would gamble on anything he could.  And all he would do is lose money.  He barely if ever won.  Andy’s legitimate creditors – namely the bank –...

Debtors’ Roundtable

Guests Wendy & Roy, both who are active members of Debtors Anonymous and who spend large amounts of time in their lives in crushing debt, addicted to spending or earning not enough, share some more tips and wisdom from their...

Accounts Unpayable

Roy is a compulsive debtor and under-earner.  His first debts were incurred during his childhood, as he would borrow a couple of dollars from his parents who never required him to repay these “loans” to their child. ...

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