We sometimes wonder if the stages of grief can translate to other parts of our lives, like our financial situations. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. We may run through them in a matter of seconds, or it could take years. But think about the last time you owed a little more than you could afford, and remember how you reacted. Did you start with denying that you had missed a payment or that the account was past due? Were you angry with yourself or the bank?