Whatever causes you stress this holiday season -- whether it is juggling family and social obligations, finding the right gift for everyone or planning travel -- a sure way to enjoy the holidays more next year is to establish a savings plan for managing spending in 2014, which will be here before you know it.
When it comes to our relationships, money is not the issue many people believe it is. Money, that little green piece of paper in your wallet, in and of itself, is powerless. It's actually what the money represents to two different individuals that can be problematic, as well as their communication or lack thereof around the topic.
As you sit down with your family over the Thanksgiving holiday, there's much more to discuss than football, black Friday deals, and leftovers. In fact, with the family all together, you might get everyone involved in some financial discussions that are difficult to organize at other times of the year.
I'm delighted to announce Financial Education, a new HuffPost section in partnership with Bank of America's Better Money Habits initiative. Financial Education will be a hub of stories, advice and tools to help you make informed money management decisions, from planning a budget and reducing debt to improving your credit score and refinancing a mortgage. Financial Education is rooted in the belief that by empowering ourselves to take control of our own financial lives, we can reduce the stress that so often accompanies financial decisions and at the same time improve the parts of our lives that are about so much more than money: our health, our families, our careers, our homes.