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Liz Weston November 19, Every year, the expenses threaten to Spending money out of control. The holidays are a huge deal in the Weston household — and every year, the expenses threatened to gallop out of control.
Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending.
Here's what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others: Budget for every expense By early November, I set up a spreadsheet with budgeted amounts for: Gifts, with names and how much we expect to spend on each person.
Holiday tips, again with names and amounts. Travel expenses, including gas, hotel and meals. The tree, lights and other decorations. Food, drinks and treats for holiday gatherings. Holiday cards, postage and wrapping supplies.
But they allow us to see our total expected holiday spending and to make adjustments as necessary. Adjustments are always necessary. One year the adults drew names for gifts. Learning to prioritize is an important life skill, so this exercise does double parenting duty.
Check the 'cushions' Remember the days when you ransacked the couch cushions for loose change? There are better places to hunt for forgotten money. Some places to look: Your gift card stash.
Pass them along, use them to buy presents or cash them in at sites such as Gift Card Granny or Raise. Rewards points can be used to buy gift cards and merchandise. We typically use our rewards for travel, but I sometimes turn points from little-used or orphaned accounts into gift cards.
Some banks and credit unions will count change for free, or you can use the CoinStar machines found at many grocery and drugstores. Now I keep a bin in the closet to stash presents year-round.
It could be something you inherited or that the other person admired: Take a hatchet to other expenses Our holiday spending surge requires cutting other expenses to keep our budget in balance.
Eat out less and plan meals that mostly use items from our pantry. Scour our recurring bills for possible savings, such as pausing subscriptions or canceling an unused gym membership.
Look for cheap entertainment, such as free community concerts or baking cookies with friends.
That provides them with a steady source of income and avoids another big December dent in our budget. Keep the budget updated A budget should be a living document, regularly updated and adjusted. This approach does more than keep us honest about our spending.stop spending.
Whether you need scaring into it, or tips on cutting back, this guide and the frightening Demotivator tool will help tackle those spending demons. In this guide.
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