woman at desk with face in hands Seriously indebted people can't think clearly enoughto make good decisions—including decisions about how to getthemselves out of debt. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Seriously indebted people can't think clearly enough to makegood decisions—including decisions about how to get themselves outof debt.

That's part of the results ofa study from the Social Service Research Centreat the National University of Singapore. A Newswisereport on the study highlights thefindings that relieving debt relieves mental stress, enablingpeople not just to feel better but literally to think better andimprove their cognitive functions.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.