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Budgeting Expert Offering Holiday Shopping Tips

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Extension expert offers shopping advice to a client; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDAContact: Jane Conroy, (207) 564-3301 or toll free in-state, 1-800-287-1491

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The holiday shopping season is the most lucrative time of the year for many retailers, but it also is a time when consumers can build up sometimes unmanageable debt splurging on gifts or personal impulse-buying.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and family budgeting expert Jane Conroy is available to discuss how following basic budgeting principles can help prepare consumers for wise and efficient holiday shopping.

Conroy’s advice can help shoppers plan ahead and control the type of unplanned impulse buying that can land personal finances deep in the red or result in excessive credit card balances at rising interest rates.

Conroy can be reached in the Piscataquis County Extension office in Dover-Foxcroft at (207) 564-3301 or toll-free in Maine at 1-800-287-1491.

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