The Gift that Keeps Giving
Why good boys and girls buy their presents with cash

(MONEY Magazine) – $907 DEC. 25, 2006

Average amount Americans are projected to spend on holiday gifts. Many will put purchases on credit cards.

$1,225 MARCH 25, 2013

What (and when) you'll finally pay for those gifts if you make only minimum payments on your credit-card bill, assuming a 13.9% APR

SOURCES: The Gallup Poll, Bankrate.

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