Holidays, Finances, and the Stress of it All!
By James Lander, Military Saves Director
November 21, 2013
Celebrating the holidays should be the most wonderful time of the year…unless you’re feeling stressed!
If you are reaching your holiday breaking point, here are a few ideas to help you lessen holiday financial stress:
Create a Holiday Budget
Creating a holiday budget is a very good way to prevent overspending and lessen the stress through the holidays. Once you have a spending plan, stick to it! Taking time to plan your gifts and organize holiday expenses instead of random and last-minute spending, you will be surprised at how much you can actually achieve while potentially enjoying the process.
Taking control of your holiday budget and creating a spending plan can make your holidays go a lot smoother. Explore creative ways to share the joy that is this time of the year, relieving much of the stress during this season and avoid the dread of unexpected January bills.
Beware: Online Holiday Shopping Traps – Phony Shopping Websites
Create a Shopping Strategy & a Specific Dollar Amount
This time of year Military Saves has a number of excellent news articles including how to Avoid Post Holiday Headaches, Five Tips for Making an Afforable Thanksgiving Dinner, and Tips for Saving before the holidays. They include information about make a holiday list and ways to save for the holidays.
- Written by James Lander
- Category: Blog
- Published: 27 November 2013