How to budget for Christmas
Plan ahead
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Plan ahead

Yes, that’s right. A simple but often overlooked concept! Planning ahead can save you not just stress, but also money.

Take time before the holiday season to sit down with a piece of paper and a calculator. Make a wish list, a to-do list, and plan your budget accordingly.

Planning now will also help avoid last-minute gift shopping, which often results in panicked (and over-priced!) impulse buys.

Even just a couple of hours of methodical planning and careful calculating in early December can help you enjoy the coming weeks...leaving you time for gift buying or making, and giving you a clearer idea of expenses to anticipate.

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