Budgeting for Holiday Season
Avoid the Holiday Jitters
If you are one who counts how many paychecks are left before Christmas, or are still paying for holiday spending in March, then you might be a candidate for a holiday budget. In order to enjoy a stress free holiday, financial strain must be eliminated - and that requires planning and discipline.
Remember those Christmas Club accounts offered by financial institutions? Remember lay-away? The answer, although seemingly old-fashioned, is simple: The best way to deal with this annual expense is to simply budget for it. After all, these are not surprise expenses!
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Most everyone can relate to the holiday season's financial impact. Setting up a holiday budget ahead of time is a great idea to keep from being caught off-guard which January's credit card statements.
When doing this, it's helpful to remember that buying gifts is only part of your holiday expenses. When budgeting for holiday season gift giving, be sure to also remember the hidden expenses typical for this time of the year...
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Gift giving mistakes can put a strain on your holiday budget and create undo stress. Learn how to avoid the top 10 holiday mistakes and to use a little preparation to make the holiday shopping season go a little smoother. Keep in mind that most people cannot remember from one year to the next what gift they received. After all is said and done, it is the family traditions that are remembered.
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- Top 10 Holiday Mistakes to Avoid
- Preparing for the Holiday Season
- Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Tips
- The Art of Pressure-Free Gifting
- Creative Gift Wrap Ideas
- History of Christmas
- History of Hanukkah
- Preparing for House Guests
- Hard to Buy For Gifts
- Yankee Swap