Free Webinar - After the Holidays: Managing That Debt

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Overview/Description - Did you spend more for the holidays than you intended? Did you go into debt, maybe at unfavorable terms? Are you worried about how you will pay these debts off? Would you like to avoid being in the same position next year? Holiday shopping can sink even the best budget if one is not careful. And post-holiday credit card bills can cause high levels of stress. This online workshop will help you figure out how to get out of debt quickly and cost effectively, and take steps to make sure you don’t end up in debt again next year.

Target Audience - Anyone concerned about excess debt after the holidays. 

Expected Duration - 45-60 minutes

Workshop Objectives - At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Manage existing holiday debt
  • Describe ways to budget effectively to pay off existing debt
  • Describe which items should be paid off first
  • Identify ways to manage the debt leftovers through strategies such as do-it-yourself debt consolidation
  • Describe how to prevent future holiday debt
  • Describe how to prepare for next year’s holiday expenses
  • Identify ways to shop economically—both at stores and online
  • Consider alternative gift ideas—such as homemade items and charitable contributions

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 13:00