How Much Money Everyone Else Is Spending Over the Holidays

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There's no denying that the holidays can be an expensive time. According to one survey, the average American spends $99 a day during the month of December. Given that I'm financially nosy, I couldn't help but wonder what that represents. Is that just a common rate that everyone's basically sticking to, or is it a wide range of spending habits that just happen to average at that?


It turns out that it's the latter. I reached out to a diverse group of women and found both those that plan to spend nothing for the holidays and those who are already at $10,000 and climbing. You know you want to hear the details about that!

Read on to find out how much money women of all different income levels budget for the holidays -- and how they manage to stick to those budgets (or why they don't!).

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