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    Budgeting for the Holidays

    The first snow has fallen, the colder temperatures are here, and the holiday season and end of the year are just around the corner.  During this time of year, it is a blessing to be surrounded by friends and family. However, many people experience increased stress during the holiday season. Aside from our regular financial concerns, there are new ones this time of year. How much are we able to spend on Thanksgiving dinner?  How will we afford gifts?  How will we pay for the health insurance premium increase?  As we all know, if you don’t control your finances, they will control you. At American State Bank, we care about…