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13% of Americans Think They'll Spend $1,000 More on the Holidays This Year Than Last

13% of Americans Think They'll Spend $1,000 More on the Holidays This Year Than Last

Given that the cost of just about everything is up, it's easy to see why so many consumers expect to see their credit card bills rise in the course of their holiday spending. Any time you carry a balance forward on your credit cards, you sign yourself up to pay interest on your purchases. If you can manage to spend more on this year's holidays than last year without landing yourself in credit card debt, then by all means, spend that extra money if you're comfortable doing so.