holiday spending

3 Common Holiday Spending Traps That We Fall Into Each Year

January 24, 2019

Financial literacy is an all-year round commitment and the holidays can knock the most budget oriented person off track. The holidays are a minefield of overspending and overindulgence. Here are the three spending traps that most of us fall into: The pre-holiday festive build up (of hidden costs) When the rich colors of fall turn…

How Social Media Encourages Us to Overspend During the Holidays

January 16, 2019

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were the most popular social media channels in America during 2018. These feeds are updated in real-time with the curated highlights of people’s seemingly ‘perfect’ lives. Our holiday feeds are filled with staged photos, super fun once-a-year activities, fancy cocktails, picture perfect gifts and more. In fact, social media users are…

Suffering From A Post-Holiday Spending Hangover? You’re Not Alone!

January 3, 2019

The leftovers have been consumed, the decorations are back in the basement and the gifts have been unwrapped. Now, the credit card bills will soon be arriving in the mail. 😬 Look out, the post holiday spending hangover is here. The pressure for perfection is real Don’t panic, you’re in good company. In fact, 45%…

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