7 Genius Money-Saving Tips for Holiday Shopping

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Tip #1: Make Your List & Budget
How else would you know what number to stay under? My budget allows me $21.85 per kid when I start shopping. Once I get started, I can adjust that ... more 
Photo by: istockphoto
Tip #1: Make Your List & Budget
How else would you know what number to stay under? My budget allows me $21.85 per kid when I start shopping. Once I get started, I can adjust that number as I go. Always have a number in mind when you shop.
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Fri, Nov 22, 2013 5:02 PM EST
We all know the true spirit behind Christmas and the holidays in general. Unfortunately, that spirit involves Santa and we all know whose wallet Santa uses when buying his gifts for all these kids. In fact, the "Santa" that lives in our house has 16 kids to shop for: all nieces, nephews, our closest cousin's kids and well, it gets expensive. It is no wonder why most family go into debt this time a year. I know of one family who usually ends up spending close to 5k! I refuse to let credit card debt kill me in January and decided to stick to a strict budget for the past 3 years. In fact, the budget for these 16 kids is a mere $350! Sounds impossible, but it's really not. In fact, I have already purchased 7 gifts and spent only $98. Click through for 7 genius money-saving tips for holiday shopping! -By Yanira Garza



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