Navy Encourages Sailors to Use Credit Wisely Over the Holidays

Navy Encourages Sailors to Use Credit Wisely Over the Holidays


MANY PEOPLE USE THEIR CREDIT CARDS TO MAKE
PURCHASES DURING THE HOLIDAYS. FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS SAY IF YOU DON’T WANT TO FIND YOURSELF DEEP
IN DEBT MAKE SURE TO READ THE FINE PRINT. “HOLIDAYS ARE A CHEERFUL TIME. EVERYONE’S
HAPPY, EVERYONE’S IN A GIVING MOOD. THAT MIGHT MEAN PURCHASING THINGS THAT YOU CAN’T AFFORD
RIGHT NOW, YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE THE CASH TO PAY FOR IT RIGHT NOW. THE EASIEST WAY THAT
PEOPLE CAN PAY FOR THOSE THINGS IS TO PUT IT ON A CREDIT CARD. THAT ADDS UP VERY QUICKLY
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE PURCHASING GIFTS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. OVER TIME THE AMOUNT THAT
THEY OWE GROWS TO A POINT THAT IT’S INSURMOUNTABLE.” WHILE THERE MAY BE SOME DANGERS TO LOOK OUT
FOR LIEUTENANT KAMALAN SARVARAJAH, U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL NAPLES COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALIST
COORDINATOR SAYS USING A CREDIT CARD CAN STILL BE HELPFUL WHEN COMPLETING YOUR HOLIDAY PREPARATIONS. “THEY CAN BE A GREAT TOOL. IT REQUIRES SELF-DISCIPLINE,
AND PATIENCE AND, ADHERING TO A PLAN AND SO THOSE ARE IMPORTANT KEYS TO USE CREDIT WISELY.” SEAMAN NICOLE VANDERGRIEND, NAPLES, ITALY.

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