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Tennessee holiday spirit could be diminished by credit card debt

Celebrations are often events that families and individuals look forward to, and as holidays quickly approach, many Tennessee residents are preparing for celebratory gatherings. Unfortunately, there are also many who are plagued by credit card debt who may be feeling their financial burden even more during this time of year. Financial issues can seem amplified during the holiday season as money may be focused on paying bills rather than being able to purchase decorations or gifts for loved ones.

Though the monetary problems may seem more in focus during holidays, they are typically a burden that is felt throughout the year. Some households may only be able to make minimum payments on their credit card balances that do not effectively help with their financial situation. Interest can accumulate at an alarmingly fast pace, and before long, parties could find themselves unable to handle their debt on their own.

Exploring debt management options could help individuals regain their sense of holiday spirit. Instead of being stressed about how to make bill payments and create a festive atmosphere, a path to financial freedom could be found. If a management option that fits an individual's circumstances can be implemented, their financial situation could see significant improvement.

Once Tennessee residents have their finances in order, they may be able to create budgets that allow them to afford their necessities while also participating in holiday festivities. Finding the best management option for their credit card debt could be an effective first step. Information on state laws dealing with bankruptcy could help an individual determine what type could best suit their situation.

Source:, Sherry Young: Credit card debt can diminish the joy of the season, Sherry Young, Dec. 5, 2013

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