Malls are crowded, hectic places for consumers during the holidays.
To avoid trouble:
- Don’t take your checkbook or more credit cards than you’ll be using.
- Don’t carry large amounts of cash.
- Don’t shop while you’re in a hurry or at the last minute.
- Don’t shop without a list.
- Don’t add new debt on top of old.
See the National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s “Five Things Not to Do at the Mall This Holiday Season” for more information.