Holidays on a Budget

  1. Don’t worry about buying your friends expensive gifts. I don’t know why, but society has gotten us to believe that the best gifts are the expensive gifts, and I can truthfully say that’s just not the reality. Don’t try to “buy” your friends’ love and friendship this year with expensive presents. Sometimes something as nice as homemade cookies can be a lovely gift to people. Worry less about the price tag of the gifts and whether it’s something they could really use or like. It’s not about the gift, it’s about the gesture, and that sadly really seems to get lost lately. Statistics show that 22% of Americans feel that their Christmas spending will wind up with them in debt. Let that sink in. They are spending so much on presents for people that they can’t afford, that they’re afraid it’ll leave them in debt for months to come. Don’t make the mistake of spending too much on gifts that puts you in a bad financial position. Instead, try homemade gifts or small items that you know they’ll enjoy. If you happen to know how to make candles using essential oils or t-shirts, then use your skills and give them something meaningful and personal, without putting yourself in debt.
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