The holidays can put you in that giving mood, but it can also cause you to slip into financial trouble.
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 30: Pedestrians carry shopping bags outside a mall on November 30, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. German retail sales jumped to their highest level in October, leading to the strongest monthly gain since June 2011 and giving retailers hope for a strong Christmas season. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
DENVER -- The holidays can put you in that giving mood, but it can also cause you to slip into financial trouble.
The National Retail Federation predicts consumer spending will increase between 3.6 and 4 percent this year compared to last year.
Shoppers are expected to spend up to $682 billion during the holiday season.
Trent Porter with Priority Financial Partners gave these tips on how you can avoid holiday debt: