Reducing consumer debt during the holidays is a priority for Consolidated Credit. In order to help consumers avoid debt, Consolidated Credit will offer a series of webinars on the second Wednesday of October, November and December. Each activity, focused on finances, will begin at 1:00 pm ET, and registration is now open to the public.
By Miami Diario Newsroom
The first webinar will be held on October 16, Make a Difference: A Guide to the Holidays and the Gift of Giving, focuses on helping consumers strategize and plan for the holiday season. This webinar will discuss a variety of topics, including how to find the best travel deals, "holiday etiquette" and creative savings tips. The goal is to help consumers set a budget that avoids credit card debt during what is typically the peak spending time of year for most families.
The seminar on November 20 will cover how to get through the weekend after Thanksgiving, without falling prey to the stress of America's busiest shopping weekend. Participants will learn how to make a plan that will help them save money and time and keep their sanity. They will learn how to prepare, save and shop for a thanksgiving day with thanks. Special events such as spending Thanksgiving with friends (Friendsgiving), Black Friday (Black Friday) and Cyber Monday (Cyber Monday) will be addressed.
“Consumers also find stores that offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts — legitimate or not — on days close to actual sales days,” explained April Lewis-Parks, Director of Education for Consolidated Credit. "Last year, stores began offering deep Black Friday discounts even a week before Thanksgiving, so in these cases there would be little incentive to shop on traditional days and go earlier to receive the same discounts without having to fight a crowd.
The last webinar of the year will be offered on December 18 and will consist of a list of Great tips and the best gifts for the holidays. This presentation will provide a guide to saving and spending for the holidays, and consumers can learn how to avoid credit card scams while still receiving those last-minute holiday discounts.
About Consolidated Credit:
Consolidated Credit has helped more than 6.5 million people over the past 26 years overcome financial and debt challenges. Its mission is to help families across the United States end financial crises and solve money management problems through education and counseling.