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Ten Ways to Get More from Your Salary this Holiday Season

Be honest about your financial situation

The current economy is challenging for everyone. If your budget is extremely tight this year, you need to shorten your shopping list. Don’t hesitate to communicate your situation to those you usually exchange gifts with. You may even consider talking to some friends and/or family members in advance and agree that you won’t exchange gifts with them. Instead you might propose an outing to do something you each enjoy like a hike, a stroll though your local town center to see the holiday lights or share a modest holiday potluck meal together.