This is admittedly a quite distant view on the challenge. Nevertheless, I am wondering how AA's model could be applied on this challenge. I can imagine that persons that went bankrupt or spend their money in addictive manner are similarly stigmatized likewise alcoholics. Talking about it is taboo and you are left alone with all your fears and suffering.
Would it help to build a community for all those facing a financially difficult phase? Is a similar "program" applicable on the financial issue? How might a preventive rather than a "fire-fighting" version look like?