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Prevent Holiday Overspending with 7 Tips (& Downloads) That Work

Think you can’t get through the holidays without spending a fortune? Think again! Christmas budgeting can help keep holiday stress at bay this season and we’ve made it easy with downloadable resources and valuable shopping tips. Before you get wrapped up in holiday spending, check these off your list. 1. Set Your Budget Set a realistic budget that’s not so constrained that you’ll ignore it, but not so loose that you’ll get yourself into trouble. Use a budgeting app like Mint to figure out where you can cut some spending to put towards the holidays. Download our holiday budget template here. 2. Make your List and Check it Twice Experts agree that it helps to write down a list of all the people for whom you plan to shop before you hit the stores or get cozy at the computer. Next to each name, write down what you want to buy for that person and how much you want to spend. This will give you a clear idea of the numbers involved how many gifts you need to purchase. …