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Nov 22, 2017

According to the National Retail Federation, 54 percent of consumers plan to spend about the same as last year on holiday shopping, with 24 percent planning to spend more than last year. Total spending is expected to exceed one trillion dollars. Unfortunately, when credit card bills start arriving, many consumers suffer what’s known as the “January hangover” – realizing they’ve spent more than they remember. K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) says one key to surviving the holidays in good financial shape is to set a budget and stick to it.

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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