1. Hosting Thanksgiving Day on a Budget

    affordable thanksgiving dinner with familyIf you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving feast this year, you may be concerned about the cost. Here are some creative, budget-friendly suggestions to help keep costs in check:

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  2. Mastering Holiday Shopping on a Budget

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    Holiday shopping can be exciting as well as a time to show your loved ones how special you think they are. Thankfully, holiday shopping doesn’t have to break the bank. With these quick tips, you can make sure that your bank account is smiling right alongside your friends and family this holiday season.

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  3. Winter Holiday Quiz

    Friends Celebrating WinterTis’ the season to test your holiday trivia knowledge.

    For many of us, the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. From family gatherings to gift-giving to religious observances, there are many ways to find meaning and create memories.

    Whether you observe Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, you have a wealth of customs and traditions to carry you through the season. Before things get too hectic, take a few moments to test your knowledge about the holidays with this winter holiday quiz:

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  4. Holiday Gifts Can Lift Spirits – and Boost Health

    Holiday Plant & Tree OrnamentsDuring the holidays, to show love and appreciation for our loved ones, we often spend lots of time pondering and selecting just the right gifts.

    We want our gifts to enhance the lives of the people we care about, and sure, we need to stay within budget. What better way to make an impact than with a present that promotes good health?

    Here are some ideas for inexpensive holiday gifts centered on what really matters: the well-being of your family and friends.

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  5. Control Spending to Keep Meaning in the Holidays

    Couple Returning Home From Holiday ShoppingThe holidays are high season for generosity and goodwill. We donate to toy drives, volunteer at soup kitchens, and find reasons to smile at strangers.

    Yet consumerism also takes hold at this time of year. Mom wants spa services and “bling,” dad wants the latest tech toy, and the kids want everything under the sun. Spending takes priority over saving and living within one’s budget, and we brace for a blizzard of bills in the new year.

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