Christmas in August? Reasons to set your holiday budget now

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It may be hard to think about mistletoe and garland while it’s hot and sunny, but it's not too early to start planning for the holidays. Gifts, food and decorations typically add up to about $800, and many families will be paying off holiday debt past St. Patrick’s Day! Sean Clark explained what to do in the summer months to prevent money stress this holiday season.

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