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The following post is by MPFJ staff writer Travis. Travis is a customer blogger for CareOne Debt Relief Services, and also appears weekly at Enemy of Debt. Travis candidly shares his personal journey to pay off $109,000 of credit card debt and the tips he’s learned along the way. As a father and husband, he provides a unique perspective on balancing debt, finances, and family.
We were having trouble coordinating a date for a small Christmas family gathering with my wife’s immediate family. We didn’t even know if it was even going to happen until some previous commitments changed, and suddenly, the weekend before Christmas was open. It was to be a very small, informal gathering, allowing us to spend time with each other during the Holidays. Because it had come together so quickly, there hadn’t been any mention of exchanging gifts until literally the day before the event. This sparked a frenzy of phone calls between all involved requesting gift ideas. With the limited time remaining, everyone’s answer was the same:
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