SOURCE: Total Debt Relief

November 10, 2009 16:25 ET

Credit Card & Credit Cards: Avoid Holiday Debt Advises

As the Holidays Approach, Consumer Advocate Advises Consumers to Avoid Debt When It Comes to Using One's Credit Card & Credit Cards

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - The holidays can be one of the most joyous times of the year -- they can also be one of the most financially stressing times of the year as well. It's too easy to get caught up in unchecked spending, leading consumers to rack up too much credit card debt. advises consumers to be cautious when shopping for family and friends during the fast-approaching holidays. A record number of bankruptcy filings were recently reported, so while the story on Wall Street may be looking rosy, consumers on Main Street should continue to watch their bottom lines.

Credit card debt can be a vicious thing. It can cause physical and emotional stress including: anxiety, depression, headaches, and sleepless nights among other ailments. However, debt caused by the liberal use of credit cards during the holidays can be avoided.

Before shopping, it's best for consumers to make a shopping list of who they're shopping for, exactly what they intend to purchase, create a budget, and set a spending limit. However, merely crafting a budget is not enough. The budget must be realistic.

Consumers from coast to coast are already on shaky ground. Unbridled spending with credit cards during the holidays can push persons and households over the brink. Consumers do not wish to find themselves seeking ways to avoid bankruptcy because of credit card spending during the holidays.

Debt relief, however, can be obtained if consumers do overspend and are pushed to their fiscal limit.

There are many useful programs that exist today to help consumers both reduce and eliminate credit card debt. These include such old programs as debt consolidation & debt consolidation loans (which are typically home equity loans), consumer credit counseling, and one of the newest debt relief programs which is known as debt settlement.

Debt settlement in particular has been getting rave reviews from consumers who have enrolled in and benefitted from this type of credit card debt relief program. In most cases it can reduce credit card debt by 50% more without the need for a bankruptcy filing. offers consumers a free debt evaluation which they can take advantage of:

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