6 Steps to Skirting Holiday Debt

The Most Wonderful Expensive Time of the Year

While the holidays are no doubt a time to celebrate with friends and family, there is such a thing as too much holiday cheer. In fact, last year the Consumer Reports Holiday Shopping Poll found that 13.6 million Americans are still juggling debt from last season after getting a little too into the gift-giving season. To spare consumers from suffering the same fate in 2011, MainStreet talked to budgeting experts about the steps you can take now to make sure you don’t accumulate too much debt come January. Photo Credit: Brian Teutsch