The year might be coming to an end, but many American households are seeing a significant uptick in activity and even spending. With Thanksgiving dinners to host, Christmas presents to wrap, and a festive party or two to throw, your finances can quickly balloon out of control during the last two months of the year. If you want to stay in control of your finances this holiday season, consider looking through this financial checklist to help stay on track.
Look Under the Microscope
When the holiday season rolls around, it is time to make plans with friends and family to get together and celebrate. Part of that celebration entails spending some of your hard-earned money on meaningful gifts for those you love. However, for many people the holidays become a stressful period where paychecks are stretched to the max and the credit card sometimes accrues debt. Want to enjoy a holiday where you do not break the bank? Here are a few tips to help!
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