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The National Retail Federation predicts holiday shoppers will spend about 967 dollars a person on gifts this year, up 3.4-percent from in 2016. Mark Rosa, Professor with the UNO School of Business, says everybody gets excited during the season and wants to be generous but we have to resist the urge to overspend. He says it’s easy to put purchases on credit cards.

 

Rosa says it’s important to create a budget before setting out to shop and make sure you stick to it. He says it’s very easy to wind up in debt after holiday shopping.

 

Retail Giants Open On Thanksgiving

Nov 22, 2017
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The lines have become blurred between family traditions on Thanksgiving and getting the good deals before everyone else to kick off the holiday shopping season.  National Retail Federation’s Ana Serafin Smith says many stores are opening earlier on Thanksgiving.  It all started with one retail giant.

What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum will feature leaders from business and government answering you questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that can mean for our local economy. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. Policy and a Pint will begin at 5:30 pm with a meet and greet for our listeners. The radio discussion begins at 6 p.m.