Holiday shopping is in full swing.
Consumers are expected to spend around 5% more this year, with the average gift-giver shelling out $740, according to some surveys.
But being able to afford those gifts for all of your loved ones can be difficult. Especially if you have a tendency to spend on yourself while also shopping for others.
Samantha Barry, editor in chief of Glamour, has some advice that will save you holiday shopping headaches this year and prevent financial strain down the road.
The first step is to figure out how much you can actually spend, Barry says. The holidays can be pricey — between travel, parties and gift-giving, expenses can add up fast. It’s important you determine…