Every year it seems like the holiday shopping season gets a little longer and a little more intense. What once began on the Friday after Thanksgiving and then crept to the holiday itself now begins as early as the start of November.
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement, and that can lead to mistakes. If you aren’t careful you can end December with credit card bills you can’t afford and less money in your bank account than you expected.
Because the frenzy of the season can lead to mistakes, it’s important to have a plan. If you go into the holidays knowing exactly how much you plan to spend, it’s possible to come out in a solid financial position. To avoid mistakes, however, you need to know what they are, so here’s a list of some of the most common ones.