How to survive the holiday season on a budget

What you can do to keep your budget in check for the holiday season

HOUSTON – From shopping for gifts to hosting parties, the holiday season can make or break your yearly budget.

Private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial Trevor Shakiba shares some tips to help you stay on track and not end the year in debt. 

"Get a list together. Who are you going to buy for, have a numerical value with it, because if you just go in randomly to the mall and kind of shop... it's not going to end well," Shakiba said. 

Shakiba also says it's never too late to start thinking about next holiday season.

He suggests putting aside $40 per paycheck, bi-weekly, will leave you with approximately $1,000 in savings. 

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