The holidays mean many things to most of us. We all have various traditions we follow – gatherings with family, special outings or rituals with our children. Holiday parties, meals, and gift giving. This time of year can be quite expensive. Yet, you CAN save money during the holidays.
Save Money During The Holidays In 10 Easy Steps
First, decide how much you can afford to spend. Do this before you even go near a store or the computer to begin shopping online. When you are figuring out your budget, don’t overlook the little expenses, such as postage, decorations, charitable giving and even gas for shopping trips. Keeping track of everything will help you end up saving money during the holidays.
Make a list and check it twice
Make a list all of the people you want to give a gift to this year. Decide how much you want to spend on each person, or how much you can afford to spend on each person. If you don’t have enough in your budget for everyone, go back to your list and start cutting people or reduce the amounts for each person. Perhaps consider a secondary list that you can gift with either homemade or crafted items. [Read more…]This post may contain affiliate links, please review my disclosure policy .