Claudia Buck

January 19, 2014

Personal Finance: Ready for Christmas 2014? One frugal blogger is already on it - in January.

Every year, Erin Huffstetler keeps her Christmas spending below $100 - for a family of four. We look at how she did it last year - for $99.70 - and how she’s already started on Christmas 2014. The fulltime “frugal lifestyle” blogger shares her banking, shopping and thrifting techniques. And actually makes it sound like fun, not a chore.

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Claudia Buck is the Personal Finance columnist and business editor at The Sacramento Bee. She's worked at The Bee since 2005. Amid the financial turmoil of the recent recession, she became the personal finance writer, helping readers cope with some of the confusing, daunting and perplexing aspects of managing our financial lives. She serves on the journalism advisory board of her alma mater, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Reach her at or 916-321-1968. Twitter: @Claudia_Buck.