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Emily’s list: Debt and depression edition

Emily Crone

On August 15, the husband of a star on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was found dead from suicide. It turns out that he had filed for bankruptcy, was involved in several financial scandals and was facing many legal issues, including ones relating to domestic abuse. He and his wife were in the process of divorcing.

A day later, one of his friends and colleagues was also found dead from suicide. It is being reported that both were members of a “high-net-worth investors” club. Of course nobody will ever know what led these men to end their lives, but evidence shows that they were both were having major financial issues that may have contributed to their decision to end their lives.

I wrote an article on CreditCards.com in September 2008 about the link between debt and depression, and even suicide. No matter how upset or depressed you are with your financial situation, there is always a way for things to get better.

Read on for my list of 10 of the best personal finance blog posts published in the past week!

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