Get Your Holiday Shopping Budget in Order!

How to Determine Your Holiday Shopping Budget

Our natural inclination when this time of year rolls around is to spend now and worry about it later. After all, it’s the season of giving and who wants to stress about paying bills when you’re shopping for junior’s bike? Unfortunately, that kind of thinking is what led our country (and a lot of the world) into the current financial funk. And if you’re really honest with yourself, what causes more stress – setting a budget ahead of time for the holidays and sticking to it as much as possible, or spending freely and not really knowing how long it’s going to take you to pay it off?

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Keep Your Holiday Spending in Check

It’s easy to get carried away around the holidays, spending more than you planned on that perfect gift for mom or tacking on another stocking stuffer for a dear friend. But don’t let the “Season of Giving” give you heartburn because you’re spending more than you can afford.

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