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Oct 5, 2020

While it’s definitely too soon to start dragging out the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, it’s not too soon to begin budgeting for end-of-the-year holidays. According to Gallup, U.S. consumers spend $175 per person for Thanksgiving – with 82% of that going for food, and more than one trillion dollars on holiday shopping. K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) says the coronavirus pandemic makes this an especially important year to plan and budget for how you want to celebrate the upcoming holidays, including Halloween and New Year’s.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.