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Ways You Can Prevent Overspending at Christmas

Last Updated: July 13, 2010

Christmas season is stressful enough with family coming into town, who is staying where, and who is cooking the holiday dinner. Add to all of that stress, the stress of buying gifts for family and friends and trying to figure out how you are going to pay for all of this stuff! We have grand intentions when we head off to the mall, but our bank account and credit cards are telling us another story - watch your spending!

There are ways you can prevent overspending at Christmas and it doesn't mean having to cut your list down to one or two people. You just need to be a little more creative and remember it is not the gift that counts - it is the thought behind it that matters most.

Tips to Use When You Head Off to the Mall

Tips to Use While You Are Shopping

Following these simple tips will keep your Christmas spending in check and will leave you with some money for the next year. Your family and friends will just be happy you thought of them around the holidays so giving them a simple but well thought out gift will go further than the most expensive item in the store.

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