The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are nearing and are a welcome reprieve for many families in Wilkes and throughout northwest North Carolina. It has been a difficult year for many in our area as families have had to navigate working from home, remote learning, and financial stress. Many Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro residents have spent weeks or months furloughed by their employers. Some have been let go altogether. While traditional family gatherings may be somewhat truncated this year, seeing the people we love the most may be a delightful break from this challenging year.
However, with so much financial uncertainty for families in the area, the holiday season may actually be a stressful time. With so many extra expenses, money troubles may seem exponentially worse. If you are dreading family get-togethers due to your financial situation, we are here to help you think through how to make the season better.
It can happen to anyone. You were running late to work or a meeting, you were following cars and unaware of your speed, or you did not see the speed limit change, and then you saw the blue lights behind you. Now you have a court date and ticket that says you were speeding. You are looking at a large fine, points on your license, increased insurance, and possibly worse, especially if it is not your only speeding ticket in the last few years.
If you are wondering about the best course of action for your speeding ticket, you are not alone. Should you just send a check to the courthouse? Should you show up for your court date and try to plead your case? Should you hire a lawyer? We’ll help you answer those questions in this article.
Have you been pulled over and been issued a traffic citation? Most people answer “yes” here! But what happens next? Should you hire a traffic lawyer? Maybe. While we hate an ambiguous answer as much as the next person, it really does depend on the circumstances surrounding the violation(s) or alleged violation(s). How do you know if you need legal representation?
Let’s face it: getting into debt is all too easy. Maybe we start relying on our credit cards to make ends meet. Maybe we have an unexpected car repair or medical expense to take care of. Maybe we have to prioritize bills so the mortgage or rent is paid but the credit card payment is late. We start occurring penalties and fees and charges, and it becomes more and more difficult to get back to even - to say nothing of actually being able to save some money! To create a more secure financial feature, we need to start by reducing debt. Here are 7 tips to help.