As if the holiday season weren’t stressful enough, the tough economy is putting a damper on holiday cheer for many people who are struggling with tight budgets, job loss in the family, and other economic worries. Here are some good holiday money-saving ideas to share with your employees to help lessen the economic stress and keep some family fun in the holidays.

Get Rich Slowly is a blog devoted to sensible personal finance. Recently, they’ve featured some good posts on ways to save money and have a frugal holiday season: Favorite frugal Christmas ideas from readers and A Do-It-Yourself Christmas – 34 great gifts you can make yourself.

7 Things to Know About Buying Gift Cards – what consumers need to know before they buy a gift card.

Ways to save during the holiday season – from Real Simple

100 Money Saving Tips for the Holiday Gifting Bonanza

The Bargainist – updating several times a day, The Bargainist ferrets out deals on just about everything. From gadgets to clothes, find bargains, sales, coupons, and freebies.


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