The Rule Of 4 Gifts Saves Parents Tons Of Money

Want to save yourself some stress and some money this holiday season -- and, more importantly, teach your kids how to manage their expectations? It's simple: Just follow the "Rule of 4" -- as in, four gifts each.

Give each child:

  • One gift they want
  • One gift they need
  • One gift to wear
  • One gift to read

Experts say kids aren’t going to be disappointed if things get pared down, and if they get something they are really hoping for, they won’t even notice. (Moneyish