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Avoiding Surprises with Holiday Spending

Does the idea of the holiday season fill you with dread instead of joy? If you're worried about holiday spending, you're not alone! This week we have lots of ideas for a happy season.

Holiday Spending: Avoiding Surprises

We've pulled together a whole week's worth of tips and hacks designed to make your holiday shopping pain free this year - and let you love the season again!

Holiday Spending by the Numbers

How much will you spend on your spouse or significant other this year - and are you spending because you think you should or because you've found something truly meaningful your partner will love?

Splurge Accounts Can Help With Impulse Spending

Tired of running out of money, even though you've budgeted carefully? Creating a specific line item or account for impulse buys and splurging can help you stay on track each month.

Holiday Spending Survival Guide

The holidays are supposed to be fun, but worries about spending can put a damper on the festivities. Incorporating these savvy shopping strategies can help you save - and enjoy a stress-free season, too!

Put a Holiday Spending Worksheet to Work

Avoid the last minute panic and stress of trying to stretch your money out over the holiday season by planning in advance instead. A holiday spending worksheet can help.

Frugal Fun After Too Much Holiday Spending

Getting past the spending whirlwind that most of us indulge in over the holidays can be tough, but these tips will help you get back to normal in a hurry.

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How Companies Get You to Spend

A look at the sometimes astounding steps businesses take to maximize consumer spending.

Everyday Pressures to Spend

Day 1: An introduction to the sometimes astounding steps businesses take to maximize your spending.

Are You Really Saving With a Sale?

Day 2: How discounted items serve as an irresistible draw - for better or worse.

The Psychology of Selling

Day 3: Learn the strategies salespeople may use to influence your spending decisions.

Setting the Stage for Spending

Day 4: How every design decision in a retail store is geared toward increasing sales.

Avoiding Unnecessary Insurance and Rebates

Day 5: How sellers convince buyers to pay for protection they don't need.

When "Free" Isn't Free

Day 6: The hidden costs attached to giveaway promotions.

How Restaurants Get Us To Spend More

Day 7: The money-making tricks of the food and beverage trade.