Lucas AllenIt used to be that Thanksgiving ushered in the holiday season, but these days? It's the minute the Halloween items go on clearance -- which means we're already running behind on making our strategic holiday plans. In light of the state of the current economy, saving money will be more key than ever, so we've compiled a few tips to help you enjoy the season without worrying about fending off the credit card companies come Jan. 2 . . .
Hold a White Elephant Party. A White Elephant Holiday Party (aka "re-gifting") is when you gift something you already own. The key to white elephants is to give away something folks will actually want (family heirloom, your plasma TV) and not stuff that would otherwise be in the trash.
Use Gift Cards. This is one of our favorite shopping tips year-round, but it's especially handy during the holiday season. It's this simple: we put our entire Christmas budget on a Visa gift card from the bank (they're also sometimes available at the service desk ofRead More »from Extreme budget holiday gift tips