Merry Christmas on a budget to you and yours, and all the best as you plan for the New Year! As we celebrate this joyous day that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, I’d like to take a few steps back and look at this day from a different angle.
The Christmas season is a money making event where everyone buys stuff in preparation for this big day. New things for the home, presents for loved ones – especially the children and food and drink for the big feast.
Wouldn’t it be nice to celebrate the true meaning of the day? For Christmas 2018, how about you take a different approach to the season? That would be the perfect opportunity to say Merry Christmas from your heart and not your pocket.
Are you game? Here are a few suggestions for you to mull over. Remember, it may be a big change, but the impact will be priceless:
When life give you lemons at Christmas, some people pull out their trusty old credit card. Unfortunately, this can lead to bigger and even more sour lemons for next Christmas. Instead of making your finances worse, try doing Christmas a bit differently.
There is something about Christmas that I miss. When I was a child, it was the sights and the sounds and the Christmas activities that made it even more special. If you long for Christmases past, maybe its time to bring back those old traditions.
For many people, Christmas is a time to splurge. But when January rolls around, they are singing the blues and crying about the credit card bill. Take some time out to make a smart financial plan for the Christmas holidays.
Do you know that familiar saying “It’s the thought that counts”? Well, if you’re in a financial bind, this may be the best time to make that saying your best friend. If you’re low on cash and gift ideas, try one of these alternative gift ideas.
Everyone’s favourite movie is the inspiration behind this tips for having a merry christmas on a budget. Kevin McCallister has a huge family and on his budget, he has to be smart. Take in these awesome tips from our Home Alone hero.
When Thanksgiving is on the horizon, we know that Christmas is right around the corner. With so many holidays back to back, funds are tight. But even if you have little or no funds, it’s possible to enjoy the season. You just have to be creative!
Calling all students! You have not been forgotten for the holiday season. Yes, you may be away from your family and it may be difficult to enjoy the holidays as you’re accustomed to. Chin up! Make the most of what you have, wherever you are.
Study it. What would Christmas be without a maxed out credit card and fears of what’s to come in January? It would be a whole lot better. Get you mind to work and make Christmas a pleasant one without any worries about the aftermath!
I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas. I hate the long lines and traffic, but I love the movies, food and time off from work. For scrooges and lovers of the season, here are 40 ways to enjoy the Christmas season and finish the year on a sane high.
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