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The BEST Thing You Can Do For Your Budget After Holiday Shopping

Remember all that online shopping you just did for the Holidays? How many different companies or websites did you buy from? For each website you purchased from, it’s likely you got added to their email marketing list. Seeing sales emails hit your inbox only does one thing: makes you want to buy. Sometimes out of…

A Fun Way To Set Christmas Expectations With Kids

Today, I want to share an idea I love that helps set holiday expectations with kids. This is geared towards kids but can also keep the gift buyers (us parents!) in check with our spending. The idea is to have your kids make their Christmas wish lists by considering these four categories: Something they want…

A Simple Trick To Make A REALISTIC Christmas Budget

Fact: The information you hold in your head isn’t reliable. When it comes to money we double count, round down and forget to add the tax or shipping. It’s a sub conscious protection mechanism to make us feel better about spending. That’s why its’ important to know your numbers. Numbers don’t lie. So whether you…

The Power of LESS This Holiday Season

Holiday commitments are important, fun and fulfilling. But when we try to do it all it can also be stressful and expensive. There are a million strategies for saving money. What if de-stressing your holiday was as simple as just doing less? Less. A few less gifts to buy. An invitation declined. A few decoration…

A Quick Tip To Spending Less This Holiday Season

I’ve told you before that I like to shop. But I HATE shopping during the holiday season. The closer the holiday gets the more the inventory is picked over and the crowds crazy-town. You better believe when I’m fighting crowds on December 20th trying to check the last few items off my list, I will…

One Shift To A More Intentional Holiday Budget

Are you feeling it yet? The encroachment of the gift giving season? I’m feeling it: Strongly. I’m already stressed about starting to get my lists checked off. Stressed about the number of gifts I need to buy, stressed about staying on budget, stressed about how much stuff my son will get. It’s all is so…