The pressure to overspend on around the holidays

The average person would be happy if they could get away with only spending $400 on the holidays this year.  But it might tick higher than that.  Because more than half of us feel pressure to OVERSPEND.

56% of people in a new poll said they felt the need to overspend on stuff last year.  Can you guess what the top thing we splurge on is?  Here are the top five . . .

  1. Gifts.  66% of people who felt pressure to overspend said presents were a culprit.
  2. Food and drinks, 29%.
  3. Travel, 18%.  Like if you feel pressured to fly home for the holidays.
  4. New clothes and outfits, 16%.  For things like work parties and New Year’s.
  5. Decorations, 14%.

Just over a third of people in the poll said their perfect holiday experience would include spending it at home with ONLY their immediate family.

And here’s some early holiday hum buggery:  26% of people said that having ZERO plans and obligations would be ideal. 

Richie

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