Good Morning Planners,
I don't mean to spoil the season with the dreaded "B" word. Yup, you guessed it BUDGET! For the holidays it is imperative to have a budget so that come the new year you are not drowning in debt. To begin i would:
Now i say withdraw IN CASH, because using cash instead of credit will prevent you from impulse buying when you go to the mall or other physical stores. However, it does make online shopping a little bit more difficult. When you run out of cash your holiday spending is done!
When shopping for gifts online look for coupon codes, and be sure to deduct the price of your online purchase from your cash, and redeposit it into your bank account. Now we all know how crazy Black Friday is, but regardless you can find some amazing deals. Here are a list of great days to save on your holiday budget.
Be sure to watch out for shipping, because on bigger items shipping can cost more than the item itself, and that can seriously drain your holiday budget quickly. Ground shipping may take a few more days, but for many purchases it is either free or the least expensive method. If you order early there should be no doubt that your gift will arrive before Christmas. In addition, most shipping during the holidays is guaranteed before a certain cut off date. Ordering early is your best bet.
AND NOW FOR THE GOOD PART............ I have included A FREE PRINTABLE BELOW to begin simplifying your holiday season. This printable contains only the bare bones of budgeting, to keep your list clean, and concise. Be sure to check out Aubrey Eastway's take on budgeting on her blog 528squarefeet. Be sure to leave some comments, and let me know how you like this printable, and this blog post!
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Wishing you a simplified holiday season,