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How to Manage Holiday Financial Stress

The holiday season brings with it a lot of expectations from the young and old. Rising inflation is a significant concern for revellers as the Christmas season approaches. Travelling, entertainment, gift purchases, and other miscellaneous expenses quickly lead to unplanned overspending and unproductive debt. Holiday stress can have lasting effects and often manifests in many ways. The fear of overspending and the need to stick to a tight budget often creates anxiety, sadness, and irritability in many adults. Depression, poor eating habits, and sleeping disorders arising from holiday stress may compromise your physical health by increasing your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and cognitive disorders.

Here are some suggestions for managing holiday financial stress;