As shoppers flock to the stores today for the holiday opener, financial counselors urge a reality check. Overspending can be a problem if shoppers don't have a plan. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Scrimp or splurge: Financial counselors advise a consumer reality check
WILLMAR -- Scrimp or splurge?
As shoppers flock to the stores today for the holiday opener, financial counselors urge a reality check.
Consumers who fail to set spending limits or who don't have a plan are among the most likely to wind up overspending during the Christmas season, said Cherrish Holland, a consumer credit counselor with Lutheran Social Service in Willmar.
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