SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Americans are planning to spend $660 on gifts on average – which does not include the cost of holiday meals. Smart planning can help consumers keep a rein on additional spending, says Andrew Housser, co-founder and CEO of Freedom Debt Relief.
The cost of a holiday meal of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, vegetables and pie for 10 people is about $50 this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. That does not include the cost of alcohol or other beverages. For consumers hosting multiple holiday gatherings through New Year's Day, costs can quickly add up.
"For some people, especially those worried about debt, December can be a hard month," says Housser. "Fortunately, there is time to evaluate budgets, do some planning, and make sure that the costs of holiday meals and get-togethers do not create – or add to – debt."
Housser and his team at Freedom Debt Relief provide these six tips to help consumers manage the costs of holiday meals.
With some thoughtful planning, it's possible to host gatherings families and friends will enjoy – without going overboard financially.
Freedom Debt Relief
Co-founded by Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh, Freedom Debt Relief is a subsidiary of Freedom Financial Network, LLC, a family of companies providing innovative solutions that empower people to live healthier financial lives. For people struggling with debt, Freedom Debt Relief offers a custom program to significantly reduce and resolve what they owe more quickly than they could on their own. For more information about the company and its services, see www.freedomdebtrelief.com/faq.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Freedom Debt Relief also operates an office in Tempe, Arizona, and employs roughly 2,000 people. The company has been voted one of the best places to work in both the San Francisco Bay area and the Phoenix area for several years.
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