12 shopping tips for the holidays
1. Establish a budget and stick to it
This can be one of the hardest things to do as you get caught up in buying that one last fantastic gift, but it's essential to keep a financial plan in mind throughout the shopping season.
So make a plan, and try to stay to it as close as possible. Impulse purchases or getting caught up in the season with last-minute gifts can blow the budget apart and leave you wondering what happened when the credit card bills come in.