It's the time of the year where many people start buying gifts for others for the holidays. That, of course, is in addition to buying food, heat, electricity, telephone(s), gasoline, auto insurance, cigarettes (bad for health - bad for pocketbook), cable, clothes (don't forget shoes, socks, and underwear), and paying rent or mortgage and the car payment. Oh, and remember to buy the medications the Doctor prescribed.Quite a list! How To Pay For It? Many people use CREDIT CARDS. Then comes February 1st and the bills flood the mailbox overwhelming the Letter Carrier's ability to carry all of the Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JC Penny, Sears, BestBuy, Fingerhut, QVC, Amex, Capital One, Orchard Bank, Bank of America et al BILLS.When asked how they expect to pay, many will say "Well, I HAD to get those presents. I mean, it was Christmas (or Chanukah or whatever other holiday "requires" gift giving)". Says the lawyer at the first consultation about debt relief, "Okay, but how did you expect to pay the bills?" - the classic answer "I didn't think about that.