Unemployment and foreclosures have forced many more households to cut budgets to the bone this year. How some families are coping with the holidays now that they're no longer middle class.
Learn tips on how to explain to children why they didn't get everything on their wish lists.
Crafting gifts is easier on the wallet, but often low on satisfaction. We talk to Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com about how to make presents that won't end up in the back of a closet.
Holiday giving is your last shot to slide in extra tax deductions for the year, but Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell says there are deeper motivations behind end-of-the-year donations.