Christmas savings. Piggy bank with Santa hatThere must be something in the December air that drives everyone crazy. Stress levels skyrocket, mums panic over kitchen dilemmas and toy stores become battlefields between hundreds of desperate parents.
While some families may be worried about a dodgy uncle or two joining their Christmas get-together, the majority of holiday stress is financial. In the hope that this article prevents a few more headless chickens running around the place, here are some basic budgeting tips that will reduce the Xmas anxiety.
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Set up an account - A great first step towards avoiding the festive blues is setting up a Christmas bank account. Just like you would when saving for any other holiday, put surplus income into a savings account so when it comes time to buy that Christmas turkey you have a nice tidy sum waiting for you. You can create this as early as you want but a couple of months out from theRead More »from Christmas on a Shoestring: 5 Ways to Budget for the Festive Holidays