15 Tips to Save Money This Holiday

15 Tips to Save Money This Holiday Season

  Christmas is just around the corner, and we all know how it is! With Michael Jackson’s classic holiday hit “Give Love on Christmas Day” playing in just about every store, we all can get a little overeager and exhilarated about giving gifts and throwing lavish parties for our loved ones—only to be surprised by the time January rolls in and we’ve spent all that bonus. Generosity is perfectly fine, but one doesn’t have to overspend to have the best Christmas ever. Avoid overspending and that imminent holiday debt with these Christmas budget-buster tips this holiday: 1. Plan it. Before diving into your Christmas shopping, set a budget and a gift list a couple of weeks before December. Create a spending plan that lists who you need to buy gifts for and how much you’ll be spending. You should have an idea of how much you’re about to spend since your holiday budget is likely to be similar to the money you spent last year. It’s important to plan early because it … [Read more...]