Many Americans have been working on cutting back this year and making their budget stretch farther. There is no difference when it comes to the holiday season. This year, many Americans are planning on spending less this holiday season than they have in the past. A new poll has been released by Gallop that shows us the average American consumer is planning on spending $82 less this holiday season than they did last year. Last year the average American planned on spending around $770, but actually ended up spending &786. This year however they are only expected to spend $704. 57 percent of the consumers who were asked said they did plan to spend the same amount this holiday season as they did last year. A total of 26 percent said that they plan to spend less this year, while and entire 15 percent, however, said that they are planning on spending more this holiday season. In 2010 and 2011 the sales in November and…
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