Stressed about money this holiday season? It doesn't have to be so expensive

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It's gift-giving time once again
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The holiday season is here! And it can be an expensive time of year. There are presents to buy, loved ones to visit, big meals to prepare and holiday events to attend.

And this year, holiday travel prices are up. Meanwhile, the cost of just about everything else is high due to inflation.

But the holidays don’t have to be so expensive. MPR News host Angela Davis talks with two financial experts about the importance of frugality and how to practice mindful spending.


  • Chris Farrell is the senior economics contributor for MPR News.

  • Jennifer Garbow is an educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development in Duluth.

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