Wednesday, November 10, 2010

About Today: 7 Ways to Keep Your Holiday Spending Under Control 11/10/10


From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
I'm the worst when it comes to budgeting for the holidays. I always intend to write things out, but then opt to wing it at the last minute, figuring that I'll just keep my spending under control. (Seriously, sometimes it's like I've just met me.)

7 Ways to Keep Your Holiday Spending Under Control 
The problem is that I want to be Elvis, giving away Cadillacs, and that's not a good idea financially. (Probably, it wasn't even a good idea for Elvis.)
How to Budget Holiday Spending 
So this year, for the first time, I'm writing everything down and making a budget, like a grown-up.
Why Do We Go Into Debt for the Holidays? 
After all, no one has ever sent a thank-you card that said, "Thanks for going into massive credit card debt for my holiday enjoyment!"
8 Tips to Budget for Holiday Travel 
While I'm being responsible, I think I'll work my travel plans into the budget. This is actually where most of us go wrong: We forget that traveling during the holidays costs a bazillion dollars.

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