This holiday season Americans are expected to spend $830 on Christmas
gifts, according to a recent Gallup poll. That is a
significant increase from the $720 spent last year. And this staggering
figure is just on gifts alone; it does not include holiday entertaining
costs. But you don’t have to overspend--and you shouldn’t.
Money can damage many relationships. In fact, a Money
Magazine survey of 1,010 married adults ages 25 and over with household
incomes of more than $50,000 found that 70% of couples argued
about money more than household chores, togetherness, snoring and
what's for dinner. The good news is you can take steps to repair a relationship damaged by money problems.