It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of this Season’s festivities; work parties, gifts for all, decorations for the house, etc. and lose track of your spending, and a lot of times we look back on it all and wonder just where exactly our money even went?   


In a note to clients, a Macquarie Research team led by Laurent Vasilescu shared a chart showing the breakdown of holiday expenditures.

A November survey by Gallup found that US adults are planning on spending about $830 on average on Christmas gifts this year — a huge jump from last year’s $720 average.

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