shopping at xmas 12.pngWith the Christmas fever having gripped most Zimbabweans, the excessive consumption patterns of the festive season characterised by heavy spending and most of the times unplanned have come under spotlight.

With most people caught up in the festive mood, a lot of spending is what is perceived to be the definition of normalcy at the moment. 

The Christmas period leaves a lot of casualties in financial terms with many having to wake up to reality when the new season dawns.

Retail market analyst, Mr Denford Mutashu says planned spending is very necessary to curtail many desperate moves that come in the form of expensive borrowing to finance important obligations in the New Year which would have been sacrificed on the altar of Christmas.

To live for the moment might be good within the parameters of the Christmas moment, but to many, Santa won’t be doling out any presents when the New Year comes.