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New Report: Americans shopping smart during holidays

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Only one in six Americans spent more than expected this past holiday season.

According to a new BankRate.com report, the highest income households were the most likely to have spent more than expected over the holidays while the lowest income households were the most likely not to have spent more than planned.

Millennials were twice as likely as consumers ages 30 to 49 to have spent more than intended.

More than one in four Americans spent less than expected.

And in the four years BankRate.com has conducted the poll, Americans' feelings of financial security have hit a record high with more Americans saying their situations are the same or better than one year ago. 

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