Throughout life, unexpected events or emergencies causing financial strain can sneak up on any person. When a person finds themselves in such situations, sometimes, all hope is lost. However, one must trudge forward as there are many options to help overcome hardship. In times of distress, have a clear mind and thoroughly think things through and determine the best way to handle these events. When faced with a financial burden, explore the many options, including: help from family and friends, getting a second job and selling personal items no longer needed.