The 5 most important numbers of the holiday shopping season

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    By Scott Gamm/TheStreet.com

    The holiday shopping season could result in a financial meltdown if you're not careful. From spending beyond your means to opening up too many department store credit cards, there are an overwhelming number of opportunities to wreck your finances.

    Remembering these five numbers will not only help fix your finances, but prevent you from getting into financial trouble in the first place.