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Create a spending strategy this holiday

Create a spending strategy this holiday

By Daniel Gutierrez. CREATED Nov 13, 2012

The holidays are just about here. And according to the National Retail Federation, this year, shoppers are expected to spend an average of $750.

To save money, experts suggest you establish a spending strategy. Figure out a budget and decide how much you'll spend for gifts, food and decorations.

Be sure to also take advantage of coupons, look for the best sales and avoid overusing credit cards. And shop early, it's never too early to start buying what you need.