Even with the best intentions, it’s too common: People rack up debt during the holidays. If you have some holiday debt, chances are that you want to get rid of that debt as soon as possible.
First, stop using your credit card to make more charges. But don’t close any longstanding accounts with a positive payment history as that can hurt your credit scores. You don’t want to put other areas of your finances at risk, so keep paying on any secured debt such as for a car or home or student loans.
This time of year, most of us are busy buying gifts, making plans, and celebrating with family. Two years ago, Kenedy Maze and her family were just trying to make it through the holidays alive.
Kenedy, of Fleming County was missing a lot. She missed her friends because she was not allowed to go to school due to the advancing Cystic Fibrosis disease taking over her lungs. She missed being able to run and play because she was now tethered to 6 liters of oxygen just to breathe. She missed her sister, Kaylee, who lost her fight against CF in 2007.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer said the agency’s “Cram the Cruiser” food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide.
Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.
Arneva Smith remains a patient at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She’s slowly improving. Darrell Williams and his mother, Lila Williams, Kristi Breckenridge, Grayling Smith and Linda Andrews have the flu; Henry Miller was admitted to Hardin Memorial Hospital on Saturday. There is a lot of sickness in the community. To each and everyone, take care of yourself, get plenty of rest and drink plenty of liquids and wash your hands often.