Guilty Gift-Giving

The Washington Post:

If it’s the thought that counts when giving gifts, why do so many of us get so stressed during the holidays?

It’s because you often feel guilty for not giving more even if you can’t afford it.

“There’s a lot of guilt and social comparison in holiday shopping,” psychology professor Susan Krauss Whitbourne of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst told Karen Cheney of Money Magazine.

Cheney says: “Want to beat your psychology and that post-holiday hangover? Simply use these strategies to get the names crossed off your list — without crossing into the red.”

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