Tips to keep your holiday spending in control.
The holidays are right around the corner. That means holiday jingles, festive events, and present-buying is ahead! However magical, the holiday season is an expensive time, filled with gatherings, gifts, decorations, and indulgent food. Believe it or not, there are ways to survive the holiday season without your budget taking a nosedive.
Make sure you’re getting the best deal
With attractive discounts and a festive atmosphere, it can be hard not to fall victim to unwise purchases during the holiday season. Not all sales are created equally, so double check you’re getting the best deal. Download a price comparison shopping app or look online for good deals.
Opt for potluck holiday meals
There is a lot of pressure around the holiday season to produce indulgent, Martha Stewart-esq dishes. Unfortunately, all of that fancy food can get expensive. Instead, host potluck holiday dinners so that everyone can pitch it, spreading the cost of the feast. Remember that homemade cooking not only tastes better but saves you more money than if you went out to eat, too.
Invest in experiences rather than gifts
The holiday season doesn’t have to be expensive to be memorable. Embrace new holiday traditions by touring the neighborhood holiday lights or visiting your local coffee shop for spiced coffee with friends. Look for inexpensive deals on experiences in your city and opt for a meaningful gift of an experience.
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