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(KTVI) – The five-day holiday shopping extravaganza continues. It began on Thanksgiving and continues on Cyber Monday.

Before you go crazy, think about the long-term financial consequences.

Thomas Nitzsche from Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions stopped by with some easy, common sense advice for responsible holiday shopping.

  • Make a list and set limits
  • Research items and compare cost online (smartphone apps can help)
  • Avoid last minute shopping and store credit accounts (upfront discount often offered, but very high interest)