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We are deep in what may be the most stressful time of the year — and that’s for people who like the holidays. The travel, the expense, the family dynamics: end of the year celebrations can make a Grinch out of anyone. Here’s how you can get into the holiday spirit without being taught a lesson by various ghosts.

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Christmas is one of the biggest times for retail in Austrlaia, with billions of dollars expected to be spent on gifts. But while there are lots of sales on, is there a place for used goods on your Christmas shopping list? Some research suggests many of us would be happy with a high quality or unique second hand item rather than a lower quality brand new item.

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If you’re a Christmas-celebrating person then you’re probably familiar with advent calendars. The idea behind them is that you open a small gift every day as part of a countdown to actual Christmas.

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It's the last day of November which means many of us will be getting ready to start our Christmas shopping. Just looking at Facebook, Christmas trees will be getting delivered over the next few days and, once they're decorated, people will be looking for gifts to put under there.

So, what can you do to prepare for the shopping onslaught? Here are five tips.

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While many of us look forward to the festive season and celebrating Christmas, or whatever else you celebrate at this time of year, spare a thought for the millions of small business owners. Westpac's Small Business Report, produced in collaboration with Deloitte Access Economics, paints a pretty grim picture for millions of business operators who struggle over this part of the year.

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Tis the season... for dubious Christmas specials, apparently. If this is something you're a fan of, you're in luck: everything from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to disaster baking show Nailed It! to original anime Neo Yokio is getting a Christmas special this December. Here's everything you can look forward to on Netflix this festive season.

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We're getting close to the time of year when Christmas trees go up and family and friends get together to hang the tinsel, ornaments and other decorations. But, this year, you can make the job of taking the tree down easier. Gin-filled baubles will no doubt get lighter as the Christmas season progresses.

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Ebay is getting in early with their Christmas sale. Using the discount code "PRANCER" you can score 20% off a bunch of items ranging from champagne through to fragrances and games. Here are some of the deals that you get bet your hands on.

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Each Boxing Day, countless Australians take part in the annual tradition of returning unwanted gifts for an exchange or refund. Usually, the retailer accepts the proffered item with no questions asked. But what if they refuse? Are merchants legally obligated to provide a remedy under Australian consumer law or are they allowed to send you packing?

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If it somehow hasn't happened to you yet, it will someday. You unwrap a gift from a distant relative or your beloved partner, and… it's terrible. You force a gracious smile and say, "Thank you so much, I love it." What happens next?

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Every year without fail I end up running tech support for an assortment of friends and family when I travel back home for the holidays. This year I've already tackled such hard-hitting questions as "Where did my Bitmoji keyboard go?" "Why are people tapping their phone on registers?" and "Why is my computer doing this thing?"