Friday Round-Up: Get Ready for the Holidays!

Halloween leftovers have been devoured, we’re less than 3 weeks from Thanksgiving and there are only 46 shopping days until Christmas, so this week’s round-up is a kick off to the holiday season.

Are you making lists and checking them twice and wondering how you’ll afford presents for all the people who are on them? Money Talks News has a post with 8 Easy Way to Cut the Cost of Holiday Shopping. Tip @1: Purchase discounted gift cards (or gift cards that earn you Points that can be converted into cash or more gift cards like those at MyPoints’ MyGiftCardsPlus!).

The Fools’ Ascent also has tips to avoid having the holidays bust your budget with 5 Ways to Save Money on the Holidays This Year including the sometimes controversial practice of “regifting.”

Oprah’s Favorite Things are a holiday staple and POPSUGAR has the 79 item list which is great if you’re at a loss for cool gift ideas.

Starbucks’ Holiday cups are always good for controversy and it appears this year may be no different according to MarketWatch.

Speaking of holidays, Monday is Veterans Day and USA Today has a list of 100+ restaurants and more offering deals for vets and active duty military personnel

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