7 hidden dangers to your holiday financesThe holidays are one big party as you merrily move from one event to the next. But amid all the good cheer, the season hides a sobering number of pitfalls for your finances, and not just ones that involve overspending.

Here's a look at seven dangers that can send your season into a financial freefall, along with steps you can take to make sure the holidays are more happy than hazardous.






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bor7777

I see from the comments that my opinion that many US citizens are undereducated and have the frame of reference of rodents is close to reality.
Bob

December 07 2011 at 10:44 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

So are you an illegal then. If so.........GO HOME.

December 07 2011 at 11:01 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
alucky1128f8@aol

I SEE EVAN THE DINGBAT WAS HERE !!!!!! LOL.

December 07 2011 at 10:18 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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democracks0

EVANSADOPE

December 07 2011 at 10:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
alucky1128f8@aol

LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS !!!!!! COMMON SENSE !!!!!!. ITS CHRIST BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!. NOT YOURS !!!!!!!!. ENJOY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, IT DON'T COST A THING !!!!!!!!. SEE A CHURCH PLAY OR SINGING !!!!!!! ITS FREE !!!!!!! GET A BLESSING, ITS FREE !!!!!!!!. GOD BLESS !!!!!!!!!!.

December 07 2011 at 10:13 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
savemycountry911

I'm evan / boner / idiot / mess.
For the record I must confess.
Forget the lie of change and hope.
I am just Obama's dope.

December 07 2011 at 8:44 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
IN MY OPINION ONLY

Try shop at the dollar tree stores that makes filling up tank of gas affordable afterwards.

December 07 2011 at 5:00 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
IN MY OPINION ONLY

Hey CEOs turn in your end of the year $$$$$ bonuses back into the companies, re-hire laid off employees. Stop extending extra line of credits!

December 07 2011 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jdykbpl45

Blame Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Bernake, and Geithner. Borrow, Borrow, Borrow, Spend, Spend, Spend. That is the only thing the Democrats do.

December 07 2011 at 4:09 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
jotwinowski

This is how ridiculous our laws have become! Do not blame the person who drove drunk, blame someone else. How in the world are you, as the host, supposed to know they are drunk ? Give all your friends breathalyzer tests? And what can you do if they are? Keep them in your house by force? Ever hear of false imprisonment?

This is equally true of bar owners also. How do you know which of your customers is drunk and, if you do, what are you supposed to do about it? If you refuse to serve someone, you are risking a suit for "discrimination". And if you don't, do you take their car keys? Grand theft auto!

How about blaming the person who chose to get drunk and then got behind the wheel of a car? Why not sue them? Isn't it a novel idea to actually blame the person at fault?

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snoopytb1

Its the people on the jury that allows it.

December 07 2011 at 6:50 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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snoopytb1

Most jurors don't know their a-- from their elbow

December 07 2011 at 6:52 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
snoopytb1

And thats the way the dirt bag Defense Lawyers like it

December 07 2011 at 6:57 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
carolinacookie4

Forty-three states? Is this for real????????? I have never understood, for the life of me, how hundreds of people every day, of every week, of every year, gather in bars and get loaded, go out and drive. kill innocent people and nobody holds any of these people who own the establishments responsible. Hell, if the cops wanted to enforce the drunk driving laws, just go out and sit across the street from these joints and get as many as you want. Everybody knows damned well that none of these people go in there, stay all night and have just ONE drink. Just makes me crazy.

December 07 2011 at 2:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
unclecrackre

This is what's wrong with country, nobody wants to take personal responsibility for anything. If you drink too much and drive, that's on you, nobody forced you to drink. The host should in no way be made responsible for other people's irresponsibility.

December 07 2011 at 2:25 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

They are following Obama's example. Maybe they could blame Bush.

December 07 2011 at 3:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply