The holiday season is a busy -- and expensive -- time of year.
There are the gifts you must buy and the parties you and your family have to attend. There are the people who serve you all year who you should tip. And it all comes on top of the regular bills you must pay and other expenses faced in everyday life.
As the season gets under way in earnest the day after Thanksgiving, here are a few articles from TheStreet.com's savings guru Jeffrey Strain to help you make it to the new year without going broke.
First off, before you hit the mall for the Black Friday sales, make sure you read Strain's "
While gift-giving is a great experience, show some restraint by doing a little planning beforehand. Strain's "
Remembering all the people you have to tip at the end of the year is a sometimes daunting task. Strain's "
Having a holiday party? The food and beverage bill can add up. Learn "
Finally, don't lose sight of rebates on big purchases like TVs and computers. Strain tells you how to "