NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Just when it seemed consumers were feeling festive, last season's debt is showing up on some Americans' holiday shopping lists this year.According to eCommerce payments company eBillme, 5% of U.S. consumers are still paying for 2009's seasonal spending. Consumer Reports' Holiday Shopping Poll, meanwhile, found that 13.6 million Americans are still juggling debt from last season after being a bit too jolly about their holiday spending. With the National Retail Federation expecting holiday spending to rise 2.3% this year to $447 billion and personal holiday spending to climb from $682 last year to $689, some consumers are buckling down to stop that debt cycle from spinning into 2011.
Holiday Debt From Last Year Haunts Consumers
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