Think Finance, a provider of payday loans and other financial services for consumers with limited or no access to banking services, recently surveyed 1,000 Americans across all income levels who use various forms of alternative financial services -- including payday loans, prepaid debit cards and direct deposit advances.
Some 45 percent of those polled said the holiday season brings so much financial pressure, they would prefer to skip it altogether. Almost half said their level of stress related to holiday expenses is high or extremely high.
That's probably because nearly the same amount -- some 45 percent -- say they do not expect to have enough money set aside to cover holiday expenses.
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