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Many people blow their holiday budget because they get carried away by the excitement and spirit of the season. It’s important to remember that you can still have a joyous holiday season without going over your budget.
Try to focus on the true spirit of the season rather than the more commercial aspects. Also, try to avoid feeling pressure to give expensive gifts. The best gifts are those chosen with an eye towards what’s personal and meaningful to the recipient. These kinds of gifts don’t have to cost a lot.
Follow these simple tips to spend less during the holidays
(Detailed tips in the link below):
- Set expectations with friends and family.
- Consider Homemade decorations and gifts.
- Look for ways to cut back on the number of gifts you buy.
- Make a shopping plan.
- Look for bargains.
- Make careful travel plans.
- Cut back on mailing expenses.
- Use your credit card wisely.
- Keep it simple.
Visit the link below for more detailed information about holiday savings from LifeWorks.
Ways to Spend Less Over the Holidays (click to download the full article in a PDF file)
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