Time is running out. You have less than 2 weeks to get your Christmas shopping done.

Holiday shoppers are picking up the pace, giving a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.  Retails sales rose by 0.7 percent in November.

But Americans aren’t buying traditional gifts. They’re using the holiday discounts to buy big-ticket items like cars, electronics and furniture.

Stores are slashing prices to try to lure in the crowds. But shoppers aren’t buying it. They’ve gotten used to the big discounts. And now, they won’t shop without them.

Instead of trying to fight the crowds at the local mall, more people are shopping online.

What about you?

How do you get your holiday shopping done?  What are you buying this holiday season?  How much are you planning to spend?


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