By Guest Author: Arlene Myers, Thrivent Financial
 

With the holidays only a few weeks away, have you thought about what your expenses will look like this year?

If you are like most Americans, you’ll probably spend well into the four-figure range. According to Deloitte’s 2017 Holiday Survey1, the average consumer’s holiday season budget will be more than $1,200.

Given that, it’s no surprise that financial anxiety may intrude on the holiday spirit, particularly for people already dealing with budget and/or money challenges.

Still, there are ways to overcome these hurdles. Here are a few helpful tips from Thrivent Financial for you and your family.