With the holiday season starting, thinking of how to dominate your holiday finances might be a concern. It can be easy to get caught up in spending on gifts for yourself, your family, friends, co-workers, buying decorations, food, etc., but this year we want to make sure you do it the right way and don’t over-spend! Let’s get into 3 fundamental tips to help you better plan for and manage your spending this season so you can dominate your holiday finances.
1. Set Your Holiday Budget
Wait, setting a holiday budget? What! We know it can sound crazy at first, but this really is the best way to make sure you go into the season knowing just how much extra money you have to spend this year without going overboard. At The CORE, we love to budget for everything. Holiday spending is definitely something to have a limit on. Once you hit your budget limit, STOP. Do not keep swiping that credit card.
2. Cash is King
What do we mean by this? Taking a limited amount of cash with you when you’re holiday shopping is always a smart move. Once you’ve come up with your holiday budget for the season, if you’re planning on doing your holiday shopping in-person, go to the ATM and get the amount you budgeted for in cash. This way, once you’re out of cash you know you’ve hit your budget and that its time to go home. Do NOT go and get more from the ATM. If you’re planning to online shop, either purchase a visa gift card with that set amount and only spend it on gifts, or set a limit on your card so you won’t go over it.
3. Do A Personal Budget To Dominate Your Holiday Finances
We love doing monthly personal budgets at the CORE. Tracking every transaction monthly really gives you the opportunity to manage any debt, loans, checks coming in & out, spending, and yes, that extra holiday spending everyone always does.
So how do you do it? Sit down with the members of your household and go over your budget monthly. Be sure to include mortgage or rent, gas money, bills, groceries, spending, and monthly income. Try to save at least 20% of your income monthly if you can. Laying out your personal budget in this way will give you a better idea of how much wiggle room you really have to spend this year so you can remain in control and dominate your holiday finances.
The holidays can be a stressful time as is, but remember to focus on setting a holiday budget, taking cash when shopping in-person, and doing a monthly budget will help ease any financial concerns. We hope you are able to dominate your holiday finances and have a wonderful holiday season that is stress-free and full of love and laughter. For more tips and e-downloads, check out our Free Real Estate Agent and Mortgage Lender Resources.
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