Budgeting For the Holidays
Thanksgiving is coming this week, and Christmas isn’t too far behind. For most Americans, we do more shopping during the next six weeks than we do all year. We buy presents for our family and friends. We donate money to charity. We eat out more, we celebrate more, and we willfully decide not to confront how bad it’s gotten until January when the bills start rolling in. Budgeting for the holidays gets put to the side.We just spend and spend, and hope the damage isn’t too bad.
But maybe you’ve been spending time on fixing your credit this year and you don’t want to go overboard this time around. Or maybe you just know you simply can’t afford to do that this year, but you don’t know how to control the spending. If you’ve decided, for whatever reason, that building up that credit card debt just isn’t want you want planned this year, here are some great blog posts curated to help you start budgeting for the holidays.
But first, before we begin is to START EARLY. The week before Thanksgiving is not enough time.
Especially if you have kids, or a large family. The earlier you can start saving, the better. With that said, here are the best blog posts to help you start budgeting for the holidays.
- Free seasonable budget printable
- 100 days of DIY debt free christmas ideas
- Christmas Gift plan printable
- The Ultimate Christmas Planning Printables
- 51 Christmas Gifts in a Jar (and on a budget)
- How to Host your holiday dinner on a budget (food is not gluten free)
- Cheap Stocking Stuffers (under $5 dollars)
- Handmade Holiday Sugar scrubs (buy in bulk! Save your dollars!)
- 10 Christmas Time Dates that cost $0.00
- The 4 gift Rule