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Holiday Consumer Debt

The holiday season will have a lasting effect on many shoppers. Many will struggle with holiday debt for months to come.

A new Consumer Reports poll says that nearly a quarter of Americans won't pay off their debt until March or later.

With this year's holiday rush, more than 63 billion dollars were charged on credit cards. And with the average American already weighed down with over 9-thousand dollars in debt, the new debt could be devastating to some families.

Better Business officials have this advice if you are struggling with debt.