HOLIDAY BUDGET

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Manage Your Holiday Budget With These Tech Tools

The busy holiday season is quickly approaching, and along with the festivities can come a lot of stress. From finding gifts for everyone on your list to meal planning and hosting friends and family, the mounting expenses that come with this time of year can be a great cause for stress. It's easy for budgets to be blown -- quickly -- if you're not keeping a close eye on them.
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The B-Word That Everyone Hates

It's the most powerful tool in our financial toolkit -- so why do so many of us run screaming from this exercise? At its most basic level, it's a personal money plan requiring a little bit of addition and subtraction. It's a plan that allows you to take control of your financial situation and live within your means.
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Have You Already Busted Your Holiday Budget?

We have all been there. Two weeks before the winter holidays, three gifts left to buy and zero dollars left in the holiday budget. For many, this is the point where we either stop shopping or cross that thin financial line and set ourselves up for a nasty holiday debt hangover. So, what do you do when the holiday well has run dry and you still have a few gifts left on your shopping list?
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'Tis the Season to Be Budgeting

We know that it's easy to get swept up in the season of giving (translation: shopping), but why are we so surprised every January when we get that credit card bill? To avoid the rude awakening from holiday amnesia this year, there are a few simple and savvy holiday tips to employ before hitting the stores to keep the shopping budget in check.