28 Handy Regifting, Spending, and Holiday Preparation Suggestions

Holiday madness is upon us whether we like it or not. December is a dangerous month when it comes to spending and saving, but with a little effort you can keep your budget on track. Follow these practical guides so you don't make any seasonal money management or etiquette blunders.

  • Never Make These 5 Major Regifting Mistakes — If you choose to wrap something up from storage and put someone else's name on it, be sure not to make these mistakes that give regifting its sometimes tacky reputation.
  • 5 Ways to Spend Less This Holiday Season — Splurge is the word of the season, whether pertaining to eggnog or gifts.The holiday music and displays make it a festive time of year, but it can also be a pretty pricey time if you're not careful.
  • 8 Steps to Financially Prepare For the Holidays — The season of giving can influence our preferences for excess, whether it's a second helping of dessert or spending money we don't necessarily have. There's nothing Scrooge-like about staying financially smart throughout the holidays — consider it a gift to yourself.
  • 10 Money-Saving Homemade Gift Ideas — Check out 10 fun ideas that your friends and family will love, all while saving you the expense of store-bought gifts.
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