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ONE CRISIS AWAY AT THE HOLIDAYS

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LIFE ON THE FINANCIAL EDGE IS NEVER EASY. Rob RoeDuring the holidays, though, fiscal balance can seem next to impossible. Gifts, decorations, parties, travel, kids off from school — the bills can stack up quickly. This past holiday season, KERA’s award-winning One Crisis Away reporter, Courtney Collins, checked in with folks trying to keep their footing during one of the most challenging times of the year.

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One Crisis Away at the Holidays examines the history of retail credit card debt, the ways nonprofits help families in need, and offers tips for spending wisely during the holidays. Collins also profiles a small North Texas business that counts on holiday spending as a lifeline when revenue has been flat.