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How to avoid debt this holiday season (2)

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Earlier this week, we discussed a few ways in which our Georgia bankruptcy blog readers can avoid incurring large amounts of debt as they shop for family and friends this holiday season. Having a debt-avoidant mentality may be more important this year than in years past, as retailers adopt increasingly aggressive and tricky methods for getting consumers to spend money in their stores.

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How to avoid debt this holiday season (1)

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday already a distant memory, the holiday shopping season has officially begun in Georgia and all throughout the United States. And while buying and giving gifts to family and friends can be fun and meaningful, it is important to remain within your means while shopping for loved ones. After all, no one that truly cares about you would want you to incur huge debts to buy them a Christmas present.

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How to quickly and affordably repay holiday debt

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Friday, December 30, 2011.

As the holiday season dies down, many people in Atlanta and throughout the U.S. will now be taking a closer look at their holiday spending. According to a survey from the American Research Group, Americans were expected to spend about $650, on average, for holiday gifts this year. Because many people likely paid for their presents with credit cards, it is now time to come up with a plan to get your credit card debt paid off and start 2012 on a clean financial slate.

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Avoid debt on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Thursday, November 17, 2011.

Whether or not you are one of those people who lines up before dawn for Black Friday deals, you will probably find yourself out shopping at some point during the upcoming holiday season. The holidays are a fun and exciting time, and everyone loves to find that perfect, special gift for friends and loved ones. But how do you navigate the holiday shopping season without putting yourself in deep debt?

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Stay on Budget This Black Friday

On behalf of Gingold & Gingold LLC posted in Bankruptcy on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

For the deal-seekers, the day after Thanksgiving is more than just a day for relaxing and digesting that turkey dinner. It is Black Friday, the widely publicized start of the holiday shopping season event during which retailers offer low prices on everything from electronics to toys to jewelry. In recent years, as retailers have struggled in the dismal economy, Black Friday has become increasingly competitive. Now stores open in the early morning hours, if not on Thanksgiving itself, and the deals to be had are even better. However, financial experts are warning that Black Friday prices make it easy for shoppers to spend more than they can afford, potentially leading to debt, bankruptcy, and similar financial consequences.

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Tags: Black Friday, bankruptcy, credit card debt, debt, holiday shopping