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Avoid overspending on your Holiday budget

Avoid overspending on your Holiday budget

December 14, 2010

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Here is a “How To” list of tips to help you avoid overspending this holiday season.

  1. Have a budget!  STICK TO IT!!
    • Make a list of whom you are buying gifts.
    • Decide how much you are going to spend on each gift.
    • Have the list with you at all times when shopping.
    • Check each person off as you buy their gift and what you spent.
  2. Attempt to make your own gifts and holiday cards.  This is an inexpensive way to make very personal gifts.
  3. Use e-card services or create your own holiday note or card.  Send them electronically to help save on postage fees.
  4. Do some due diligence.  Shop around for the best deals/sales on the products you intend to purchase on your list.  Look online for cash back rewards, coupons, better discounts, and free shipping incentives.
  5. Know and use the credit cards that offer the best reward options. Make sure to pay off the total amount on the next billing cycle to avoid the accumulated interest.
  6. Redeem your credit card rewards or points for holiday travel and shopping.



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