(3TV/CBS 5) — Nearly half of Americans carry some kind of credit card debt, with an average balance of $6,200.

Unfortunately for many consumers, that amount will increase come the holidays. So in this episode, Gary is talking to Kelsa Dickey, a certified financial coach who’s been helping to dig people out of debt for years. She’s going to tell us what we can to starting today in order to avoid a financial hangover after the holidays.

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