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11 Ways to Waste Money During the Holidays

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The holidays can put a big dent in anyone's bank account. In fact, consumers are expected to spend nearly $738, on average, this year on gifts, decorations, greeting cards, food, candy and more, according to the National Retail Federation. That's not small change.

Even if you were smart enough to set aside extra money to spread some holiday joy, you can easily bust your budget if you use the holidays as an excuse to abandon good financial habits. Here are 11 holiday money wasters to avoid:

11 Ways to Waste Money During the Holidays
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