Shopping and baking, traveling and toasting; the hustle and bustle of the holidays can leave you drained, both physically and financially. Creating a budget for the holidays is your best defense for staying financially on track through the season. Remember, if you travel, or host any parties, include these costs in your expenses. Be an educated shopper and compare prices, plan out your shopping trips in advance and stick to your plan, do not go into stores unprepared and fall into the trap of impulse buying. Click here for more.