This is a contributor’s blogpost …
First-world problems are, on the whole, situations that aren’t all that serious. They are trivial, minor frustrations that don’t induce too serious a consequence. They include instances such as minor colds, running out of batteries and a need for a vacation. Yes, these things can be a nuisance and can be an annoyance, but they are not life threatening. They are not instances that could cause your whole life to be turned upside down. But these aren’t the only types of first-world problems out there — there are some that are far more serious. Below you can find a few of them, as well as few ways to fight them.
Bar credit scores may be a problem that are only induced in the first world, but it doesn’t mean they are a ridiculous first-world problem. It is a very serious financial fiasco for one to be in, and it is one that should be fought at all times. One way to fight it is to cut down on credit card usage. Credit cards induce a false sense of security within consumers and make them feel as if they have more to spend than they actually do. This is dangerous because overspending can lead to not being able to pay credit card debts off, which can then lead to further debt. Another way to fight the first-world plight that is a bad credit score is to seek homeowner loans for poor credit. This type of loan makes it easy for those with bad credit to borrow funds because those that provide it understand the problems bad credit scores can induce.
Having bad credit is just one of the things that can induce debt, a host of other things can too. And when debt is experienced it is certainly a problem — no matter who experiences it. One way to fight it, however, is to simply ask for financial aid. This aid could come from a loved one. It could come from a professional borrowing company. Or it could even come from the council and government. The point is, if you ever get into debt, whoever it is you feel can loan you the money you need then simply ask them for help. Don’t feel embarrassed. Don’t feel like a burden. Don’t feel weak because you never envisaged you’d be in such a predicament. There are always going to be people and services waiting and willing to help you when it comes to your finances. So, this is a first-world problem that can most certainly be fought at all times.
Although most first-world problems are, quite rightly, seen as ridiculous, some are not ridiculous at all. Some are not trivial. Some are not minor. Some are really quite serious. Just because something is a problem that is only experienced in the first world, it doesn’t mean it needs to be brushed off as ‘ridiculous’. But it also doesn’t mean it needs to be stood for either. So, go and fight the serious first-world problems that are affecting your life.