This weekend people are either going to spend the holiday with family or with close friends. While family is great, extended time together can lead to some awkward moments and heated discussions. It really just depends on your family to determine what the discussions are going to be about : football, politics, money. Either way, when you get into this type of fight nobody wins. Maybe your family is the type that has a blanket rule of no discussions and you spend the weekend watching football games and movies.
As you prepare to travel or to host people in your home this weekend, just keep the big picture in mind. It may be the perfect time to relax and stop worrying about finances for the weekend, so you can come back ready to tackle December and holiday shopping. Or you may want to use the break to create a holiday shopping strategy. No matter what you choose to do, enjoy the extra days off through the week.