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7 holiday spending tips: Save your soul, save your pocketbook

ShoppingBy Janice Taylor for

A gaggle of people have expressed to me either via telephone or email that they are not only fearful that their eating is going to spiral out of control during this holiday season, but their spending as well. So, I’ve put together a few tips that I hope will serve you well!

1. Want/Buy/Forget. Recently, the New York Times posted an art piece from Barbara Kruger, American conceptual artist, whose work primarily consists of black/white photographs overlaid with declarative captions. “You want it” says it all, no? As you head off on your holiday shopping extravaganza ask yourself if this gift something that falls into the “You Forget It” (or “they forget it”) category. If yes, let that gift go!

2. Budget the Holidaze Glaze. Does budgeting money bring forth the same “rebellious” emotions that budgeting your calories does? They seem so related, don’t they? After all is said and done, when the holidaze glaze clears, you don’t want to be left with big debts and a thickened waist, do you? What to do?

Keep reading for five more holiday spending tips…

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