The holiday season rolls around once again, and you’re likely looking forward to spending time with friends and family, eating an enormous traditional lunch and splurging on a few gifts. It’s a wonderful time of the year, no one will deny. But it is also a time of the year that is likely to leave your bank account crippled.
The National Retail Federation predicted that the average American would spend roughly $1,007 on Christmas, which is a little alarming when you think about it. That amount is per person, not per household. With this rather staggering fact in mind, you might already be chewing your fingernails and starting to work out a budget. Good thinking, we’re here to help you do just that. After all, the festive season is always followed by a broke January, which is no fun once you’re in the middle of it. [Read more…]