8 Tips for Stretching Your Holiday Budget

By on 11/19/2010 05:49:00 AM

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Do you need some tips and tricks to reign in that holiday spending? In today's economy, even families living on more than one income source seek ways to cut costs. The winter holidays are expensive--but, with some tried and true tips, you can keep your budget in line this holiday season.

With so many obligations during the holiday season, it is very easy to become overwhelmed and resort to overspending on your last minute holiday gifts and activities. Take a little time before the busy holiday season begins to create a plan—and remember some tips for stretching your holiday budget.

Create a holiday budget that you can afford. Sit down and list all of your expected expenses for the holiday season—and don't forget little things like postage and wrapping paper. Take a serious look at your finances and set a total spending limit that you can really afford. You may need changes to your holiday plans before you've made budget blowing commitments.

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish you have your family a wonderful day. Also, thanks for reminding me to sit down and revisit our family budget.