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Control Your Holiday Credit Card Debt

Use the chart on this page to start your holiday spending plan.

Holiday spending plan

Activity/Event Estimated Cost Notes
Gifts (family)    
Gifts (work)    
Gifts (friends)    
Gifts (school)    
Gift Wrapping    
Decorations    
Holiday Meals    
Linens or Table
Decorations
   
Baking    
Parties (work)    
Parties (school)    
Parties
(organizations)
   
Parties (family)    
Special Clothing    
Hairdresser/Barber    
Impromptu
Entertaining
   
Cards, Postage    
Phone Calls    
Travel    
Charitable
Contributions
   
Holiday
Plants/Trees
   
Other    
Other    
Total    

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