By Tim Kowols
Consumers give gifts but receive stress in return if they are not prepared financially. While some people buy gifts year round to take advantage of sales or are in a constant saving mode with special accounts, others are often thrown off when a surprise wedding or the holidays come around. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors says it takes courage for a family member to take a stand during the gift-giving season.
Pustaver says the gift-giving season can also provide great lessons to kids and other family members about how to give from a place of financial security. You can listen to the entire Money Management Monday interview with Gay Pustaver online with this story.