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Try fiscal restraint on shopping trips
If you're a little leery about how much restraint your family will exercise in the fray of the spending season, relax a bit.
This process can be easier than you might think, according to the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta, a nonprofit that helps people sort out debt payment issues.
It offers a few tips:
People who use credit cards for gifts spend an average of 30 percent more than those plunking down cash, according to the agency.
"It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the season," President Suzanne Boas said.
"When the holidays are over, many consumers struggle to make even minimum payments on credit cards used to purchase gifts."
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