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Holiday Shopping Starts Now!

Predictions are clear: 1) It will be more difficult than ever to obtain the holiday gifts you’re looking for this year. With a global supply chain crisis, experts say you should start shopping NOW, and be flexible with your shopping list. 2) 2021 will be among the most expensive holiday shopping seasons ever. IF you can find the gifts you want, you’re likely to pay a premium. 

What can you do? 1) Set a budget, and stick to it. The really important things aren’t things, and they don’t cost money. 2) Buy local.  Many local businesses aren’t affected by supply chain shortages, and they value your business much more than Amazon. 3) Ask us about a personal loan. Have you checked your credit card rate lately? You’re probably paying upwards of 16%. You’d pay a lot less with us, and we’re MUCH friendlier than a big credit card company! 

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