SOURCE: News Broadcast Network

December 18, 2007 12:35 ET

Lifestyle Expert Sarah Shirley Shares Her Tips for Overcoming Holiday Stress

Simple Steps to Help You Enjoy the Season Instead of Dread It!

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - From a distance the holidays seem like a time of joy, simple pleasures and enjoying the company of cherished family and friends. But close up the holidays can be a time of unbearable stress, adding the tasks of entertaining and buying gifts for everyone on your list to your already packed schedule. So how can you and make this holiday a little easier on your pocketbook and your psyche?

Life and style expert Sarah Shirley has the answers. Known for her many appearances on "The Today Show" and "The Daily Buzz" and in magazines such as InTouch and InStyle, Sarah has these simple solutions for reigning in the season's biggest stressors:

--  Worried about all the money you're spending?  Make money while spend
    it!  Save for college while you shop by signing up for a credit card like
    the Futuretrust MasterCard, which puts cash rebates into a tax-free 529
    account for your child's education.
--  What to get everyone on the list? Nothing is more stress-inducing than
    trying to find "the perfect gift" for everyone.  Sarah's tip: "multi-
    gifting."  Whether it's wine or a fab set of picture frames, find one great
    gift and go with it!
--  Sarah's Pick:  Cool Gift 2007. Sarah's new fave gift is digital audio
    books.  Check out for audio books that are easily downloaded
    and can be educational as well as entertaining.
--  Out of time to shop?  Gift cards.  Don't be embarrassed to give them;
    polls show American's love 'em!  Gift cards for stores like Nordstrom, Best
    Buy and The Home Depot can now be conveniently bought at your local grocery
--  Worried about looking good at the party? Sarah loves Infiniti Silver
    Nano Styling Tools by Conair.  Ceramic technology means you get great
    hair -- without the extra trip to the salon.

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