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Health & wellness

Daily Dose

Avoid holiday overspending by planning ahead

Black Friday has come and gone, beginning the holiday shopping season. Stacey Tisdale, author of “The True Cost of Happiness,’’ has these tips to avoid overspending:

1. Set aside the guilt. Will buying your kids, parents, or spouse the latest gadget or beautiful bauble make you feel less guilty for not spending enough time with them? Make time for togetherness, not excess purchases.

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