The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, peace, and celebration. But because money plays a role in a lot of the decisions and often times we don’t agree, all that joy and peace is often squelched. The average American spends more than $800 on Christmas each year – whether they can afford it or not. The Spender isn’t affected and the Saver is not so happy. Add in travel costs, extra groceries, and the price of holiday concerts and events and the season can go from merry to miserable in no time.
With a little communication, and a little planning, you can avoid letting shopping stress derail your relationship and your holiday.