North Central College in the News

North Central College economic professor quoted in NerdWallet and in Associated Press

Jan 26, 2023

Ryan Decker shared importance of planning ahead when surviving the holiday season finances 

Managing finances during the holiday season can be stressful. Kimberly Palmer of NerdWallet collaborated with five financial educators to get their tips and tricks for holiday shopping. The key takeaways for the winter season are to make lists and stick to them, give more creative gifts, think beyond the holiday season, and start saving in January.  

Ryan Decker, economic professor and director of the center for financial literacy at North Central College, was quoted in the Associated Press (AP), where he discussed the importance of planning ahead when surviving the holiday season.  

Decker discussed how he purchases holiday gifts throughout the year, even if he sees it in March revealing how it eases the burden in December.  

“Inflation is eating away at our purchase power, so once you throw in the holiday season, it’s a very stressful time,” stated Decker.  

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