The holiday season is officially here. While this may be a time to celebrate family and being together, it can also be a time of monetary stress. This is especially true when you’re trying to save up for a house.
So how can you celebrate the holidays without going over your budget? And what can you do to make your holiday budget itself just a little bit smaller to save more money?
Money-saving tips to help you stay on track this holiday season
During the holidays, many folks can easily get ahead of themselves. They buy gifts that cost too much, or too many of them, or they decide to travel for the holidays.
But now that you’re on track to purchase a home, you need to keep your budget from going overboard. Here are a few money-saving tips you can use to keep from doing just that:
- Focus on the kids. The holiday season is meant more for the kids, so if you feel the need to splurge make sure to focus on the little people in your life. You can offer nonmonetary gifts to adults or, heck, even socks. They’d be happy either way.
- Create a budget and stick to it. One of the best ways to keep yourself from going over budget is not to go over budget in the first place. Create a holiday budget ahead of time and do what you need to do to stay within it. This includes making DIY gifts instead of major gifts.
- Consider gifting in bulk. It can be hard to buy gifts for the entire family, extended family included. To save, consider making bulk gifts instead of personalizing everything. There’s a reason why mason jar gifts have been a major trend in the last few years.
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