5 tips to deal with financial stress during the holidays

To avoid your money-related woes turning you into a Grinch, take some time to manage your financial concerns

Woman budgeting holiday personal finances
"Avoid getting caught up in the moment once you're in the throes of the holiday spirit"
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The holidays are often billed as the happiest time of the year, but between the gifts, the end-of-year tips, the decadent feasts, the frequent parties, and the travel, they can also be among the costliest. All of this to say, if you're feeling a little financially stressed out amid all of the merriment, it's not surprising. You're also far from alone — according to a Bankrate survey conducted ahead of the 2023 holiday season, "54% of holiday shoppers say they expect to feel some financial burden in the upcoming holiday season."

To avoid your money-related woes turning you into a Grinch, however, it's important to take some time from the festivities to address and manage your financial stress. 

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