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How This Editor Sticks to Her Holiday Budget

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We teamed up with American Express® to help you make the most of your holiday budget.

I have a tendency to get a little overly excited during this time of year. What can I say? I love gifting! I love cooking big meals! I love holiday parties! That said, all the festivities can really do a number on my bank account and credit card. So, I've learned a few tricks to be a bit more strategic about how I go about my holiday shopping so I don't get super stressed — because a surefire way to ruin the spirit of the season is a shocking bill in January. To help you combat shopping stress, keep reading to find out my essential tips for making the most of your money while still indulging in your favorite parts of the holidays.