Seven Deadly Sins of Holiday Shopping


James Bond creator Ian Fleming once wrote of the Seven Deadly Sins, "How drab life would be without these sins. What dull dogs we all would be without a healthy trace of many of them in our makeup."

But at levels that tend to spike during the holidays, the Seven Deadly Sins -- a list that has been intent on keeping us on the straight and narrow since early Christianity -- can not only ruin your Christmas shopping, but your wreak havoc on your finances. Here is a sin-by-sin breakdown of why you must resist the urge to cave into human frailty while on the hunt for holiday gifts.