Cassandra Ryan

The Holidays Are Here!

By Cassandra RyanPosted December 16, 2011 5:03pm (EST)

Time is really moving at a fast pace and it’s time to get your holiday shopping done. The excitement of the season is in the air whether its music playing in the stores or strangers sharing a friendly smile.

To avoid anxiety and stretch your budget, take a moment and make a spending plan. Let this month be the beginning of staying within your budget and preparing your finances for the New Year.

Here are a few suggestions that may help you stay within your budget:

• Schedule a family meeting to discuss a plan
• Scale back on holiday purchases
• Limit the number of holiday events
• Search out inexpensive things to do
• Make cooking a family affair
• Create holiday greeting cards
• Volunteer to help others

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