The 13 Worst Holiday Spending Blunders

by robopanda

http://moneycentral.msn.com/articles/smartbuy/basics/8167.asp

I liked that they noted the most common reason for overspending on gifts is, “I was trying to be ‘fair’ to everyone.”

The 13 Reasons summarized:

Guilt-related reasons
Homemade gift guilt
Equalizing to excess
Surprise-gift guilt
Reciprocal retaliation
Rejection rebound

Procrastination
Last-minute largesse
FedEx folly

Irrational Exuberance
Debt of 1,000 gifts
Parental panic
Manic Martha-ism

Miscalculations in terms of volume, time or value.
Shopping by the truckload
The 12 days of shopping
Art fair amnesia

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