How not to go broke while doing holiday shopping

Stick to these tips and you will be able to focus more on the spirit of the holiday instead of the cost of it.

The holiday season means entertaining guests, decorating and, of course, gift buying. Stores definitely play their part offering deals and discounts to attract everyone to their stores, all to get you to spend more money than you intend to.

Just in time, here are a few tips so you can save more money than you spend this holiday season:

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10. Leave the plastic at home

Resist the urge to use your credit card for purchases. It is more difficult to keep track of what you spend, and that line of credit will only intensify your urge to buy. The worst part: the interest you will be paying on that purchase long after that present is unwrapped, used, and pushed to the back of the closet. (Photo/Fotolia, @alice_photo)
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