The holiday season is getting into full swing. Thanksgiving is only two weeks away, and Christmas is only month after that. As much fun as the holiday season is, it's an expensive time of year. Thanksgiving dinner isn't cheap to put together, even if you do cook it yourself. There are Christmas cards to send out and parties to attend. Then there's the big expense â€“ Christmas gifts.
It's quite likely that you'll put a good portion of those expenses on a credit card. There's nothing wrong with that so long as you don't spend more than you can afford. Too many people treat credit cards as free money and charge way more than they could otherwise afford. Don't fall into this trap. It will only cause problems for you down the road.