TISN'T THE SEASON ANYMORE
The holiday season can bring a continuing avalanche of unwanted gifts, weight, and debt. Unlike the first two, debt and the associated effects of spending on such things as holiday travel, gifts, a new wardrobe, and décor are difficult to eliminate. But there's no need to fall victim to continued overspending and debt accumulation into the new year. The key to getting back on track: Setting a deadline for recovery -- two months seems reasonable -- and carefully monitoring household money. Follow these 10 tips and pay down holiday-induced debt before spring.