25 Things You Can Do Now to Make Christmas Easier on Your Wallet

NOV 11, 2015 @ 1:44 PM

Make it a holiday season you won’t regret in January.

1. Convince your family to do a gift exchange. Instead of buying a gift for everyone in your family and vice versa, Fanny Seto, the blogger behind Living Richly on a Budget and author of Budgeting Made Easy: 7 Steps to Shape Your Budget, recommends that family members over 18 participate in a Secret Santa-style exchange. Sites like Elfster let the giftee make wish lists and answer your (anonymous!) questions.

2. Budget first. Some parents plan around the big-ticket items their kids want, even if it means digging into savings or racking up debt. It should be the other way around: Set your budget, and then determine what you can afford to give.

3. Check the forums on FatWallet. Seto’s favorite forum for freebies and discounts is popular among couponing bloggers looking for off-the-radar holiday deals.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Discounts, Money, Shopping and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: