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Tips to Avoid Overspending on Black Friday

Written by: Kristy Welsh

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (November 22, 2010) - It's that time of the year - holiday shopping. No doubt you've seen some of the amazing pricing in the ads for "Black Friday" and are thinking they'd make great gifts! Are you planning to line up at 3AM to get what you want? Slow down! Are these "good deals" going to fit into your holiday budget?

"Many people get themselves into trouble by overspending during the holidays", says Kristy Welsh, editor of When those credit card statements come around in January, some people find themselves suffering a "credit card hangover". She has some tips for Black Friday shoppers to avoid getting too deep in debt:

Before You Head Off to the Store

While You Are Shopping

Founded in 1997, is a free one-stop destination for consumers looking for advice and tips on how to repair and rebuild bad credit and maintain good credit. Kristy Welsh is also the author of Good Credit Is Sexy, a tongue-in-cheek guide to managing your credit. Welsh is an advocate of showing readers everything they need to know to repair credit themselves, as many positive corrections can be made for the cost of a postage stamp.

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