Get in the (Financial) Holiday Spirit with These Money Tips

bottles of homemade vanilla  homemade gifts get you into the financial holiday spirit
bottles of homemade vanilla homemade gifts get you into the financial holiday spirit

Ho, ho, ho! Talk about holiday spirit. After the initial excitement of scheduling a booth at a holiday bazaar or picking up my super-special heritage breed turkey for Thanksgiving, I realize how expensive this is all going to be, and my holiday spirits drop considerably. Especially my financial holiday spirit.

But I've done this before, and now's the time to get in the holiday spirit, financially. Taking inspiration from the Wall Street Journal's "Seven Smart Money Moves for the Holidays," here are the ways I get the cidery goodness -- instead of the financial stress -- bubbling once again: