This week, you can
• Figure out how much you can spend for the holidays
• Create a plan for a less costly but festive holiday season
EACH HOLIDAY SEASON, EVEN THE most well-intentioned among us can fall off the fiscally responsible bandwagon and indulge in a binge of emotionally driven spending. According to the American Consumer Credit Council, the average American family spends upwards of $935 on gifts, party food, and decorative and holiday items during the holidays. Not only is that a lot of money, it increases as the months go by if you charge those expenses on your credit cards and take months, even years, to pay them off. But this year, you’ll be in better shape because you’ll have a budget. Grab your financial ...