Austin’s Trail of Lights returns this year after a two-year absence, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Admission is free. The event, which is now being funded by donations from community members and area businesses as opposed to the previous, city-funded incarnation, is being held at Zilker Park. Forefront Austin was instrumental in reviving the Trail of Lights, which organizers expect to cost about $1.2 million. Many of the old lights have been replaced by energy-efficient LED bulbs, which should bring the cost down, without impacting the beauty of the displays. Food trailers and merchandise booths are expected to bring in a significant amount of money with which to help offset the costs. One other very noticeable change will be representatives of a number of nonprofit organizations who will be on hand to collect donations. Forefront Austin hopes that the event can be entertaining, educational, and that it will be able to continue annually for the foreseeable future even without public funding.
While it is never a good idea to use credit to buy things that you cannot afford, if you have a problem with debt, you have had a loss of income and just can’t keep up, a dedicated Dripping Springs bankruptcy attorney may be able to help you get your finances in order.
While the holiday season is a great time to reconnect with family and friends, spending quality time with loved ones, and thinking about all of the things that make our lives rich and meaningful, it has inescapably become a time to spend money as well. Many retail stores make a major portion of their annual income in December, as people buy gifts for everyone on their lists. Unfortunately, many people get caught up in the spirit of giving without regard to their means. While it would be wonderful if everyone could give the big expensive gifts to their family members that they might wish for, the reality is that most of us need to be very conscious of our ability to pay for those gifts. It is sadly not uncommon for a joyous holiday season to turn into a stressful January as the realization of credit card bills comes. For many people, this only adds to what was already an unbearable debt burden.
If you feel like you are drowning in debt, like you will never be able to pay your monthly bills and catch up, contact the Daniel Law Firm today to discuss your options. Dripping Springs bankruptcy attorney Brian Daniel has helped numerous people in west Texas to understand their financial options. Brian will discuss all of your options with you, both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy, so that you can make an informed decision. While bankruptcy is not a way to avoid paying for expensive things that you have bought, it can be a way for people with real financial problems to get a fresh start, so that they can move on with their lives. For more information, contact Brian at The Daniel Law Firm today at (512)615-3569.