It's the time of year when shopping bills start to add up.

Whether you're heading south for Black Friday, scouring the internet on Cyber Monday, or just hitting up the mall in search of a bargain, you're going to be spending.

Allison Tanner is taking a look at all of those scenarios, and sharing tips to help you realize your gift-giving dreams without breaking the bank.

Use the video player above to watch the series.