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Holiday Budget

Making Holidays Bright -- and Affordable

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The winter holidays often have a bad reputation as the most budget-busting time of the year, but with proper planning, they don't have to be.

5 Ways A Holiday Savings Account Can Help Save Your Budget

LearnVest | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money

Sure enough, the season of financial temptations is right around the corner, which means it's prime time to figure out whether your budget is prepped to weather the upcoming spending storm.

10 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Expenses

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Bottom line: It's called the holiday season, not the spending season. If you enjoy traditional gift-giving, shape your finances throughout the year to make it happen. If you are facing financial problems or simply want to make a change in old spending routines, share that information with loved ones.

A Visual Guide to Holiday Shopping | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women

This year the average American holiday shopper plans on spending $536.86 on gifts for the holidays according to the National Retail Federation survey. Using that average budget, MyPoints has created this visual guide to show how to divide that budget along with sample gift suggestions for shopping inspiration.

Sneak a Peek at Real Moms' Holiday Spending

LearnVest | Posted 02.19.2013 | Parents

The most wonderful time of the year? Not for your checking account. According to the National Retail Federation, the average holiday shopper spends $750 on gifts and décor at Christmas time. But where do they get the extra dough?

Do We Need to Spend So Much on Kids to Create Holiday Magic?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Many parents struggle to keep holiday spending from getting out of control, or worry about over-indulging their children and losing the true spirit of the season. Here are some tips for creating wonderful holiday memories without breaking the bank.

Five Spending Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Pamela Yellen | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Pamela Yellen

It seems to happen every year -- no matter what we budget, many of us get caught up in the holiday spirit and end up spending more money than we can really afford to.

8 Unique Holiday Gifts For Budget-Conscious Shoppers

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Let's face it: this holiday season especially very few of us will be buy gifts without a budget. In November retail sales edged up slightly, but ...