One Crisis Away At The Holidays One Crisis Away At The Holidays: Starting From Scratch This Season By Courtney Collins • Dec 15, 2015 Lara Solt / KERA special contributor Between budgeting for gifts and coordinating travel, holiday to-do lists can be long and winding. For folks climbing out of homelessness, those to-do lists are longer, scarier, and much tougher to check off. One Crisis Away At The Holidays: A Tale Of Two Shoppers Surviving The Holidays By Courtney Collins • Dec 8, 2015 Courtney Collins / KERA News For many people, the holidays mean hitting the stores, scouring the internet and for some of us, setting a budget. With that pressure to buy comes stress for folks living on the financial edge. According to WalletHub, one-third of Americans have already overspent. As part of KERA’s series One Crisis Away at the Holidays, we meet two shoppers making tough decisions at the register.