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Holiday Spending Recovery Tips

Just in case you happen to have gone past your Christmas gift budget, don't worry. Start the New Year on a positive note with these holiday spending recovery tips.

When the word "Budget" no longer exists

It happens to the best of us. The holiday frenzy has you frazzled and your shopping budget gets blown to bits. You just couldn't help but buy that Disney Princess Barbie doll... plus the whole collection. Next, you stumbled upon a new makeup palette that had you dreaming about glitzy glam on New Year's Eve.

Recovery doesn't have to be dull

Post-holiday debt blues If the holiday season left you with a pages-long credit card bill, you're probably feeling debt's bite. But there's no need to abstain from fun altogether. If December's plastic charges have turned into lengthy paper bills, put away the credit cards and turn to cash, suggests Jen Dotson, who blogs at "Thrifty Northwest Mom," a site focused on frugal deals.

Help for those days when you just can't say "no"

by Kay Sheppard, LMHC Overspending during the holiday season is an issue for many, but especially for compulsive spenders. The holidays are a good excuse to "let loose" and indulge in this addiction. Be aware that time spent shopping, even without spending large amounts of money, can be an addictive process.

The Cure

Did you go overboard on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Alan Akina has 5 tips to get you back on financial track.