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How to Save Money During the Holidays

As we begin to wind down the year, we get closer to the holiday season! The holidays are a great time to be with family and friends and to show your appreciation for one another, but it can also get expensive! If you’re looking for ways to save a few extra bucks during the holiday season, try these helpful tips! 

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Get Started Early 

The early bird gets the worm, as they say! It may be tempting to wait until Black Friday or other last-minute deals, but it’s better for your wallet to get your shopping done early. Not only does it save you money but also time!

Set a Budget 

A simple way to cut down on your holiday shopping costs is to set a budget. As tempting as it may be to shower your loved ones with extravagant gifts, making sure you don’t empty your bank account is more important. A little wiggle room on your budget is ok, as long as you don’t overdo it. 

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Switch to Cash 

Studies have shown that people are much less likely to pay for something if it means handing over cash instead of a debit or credit card. So, when you’re shopping for gifts or something else, switch to cash only. It’ll help you be more careful with your money and stick to your budget.

Go the Homemade Route 

Don’t be afraid to go the way of the homemade gift! A great and sentimental homemade gift can mean more than the most expensive present you could afford. Plus, it means a few extra dollars in your pocket!

Be Wary of “Sales” 

During the holiday season, every store has their own “sale”, but be careful that you’re actually getting a deal. Sometimes, the price is unchanged but stores slap a “sale” sticker on it anyway to draw customers. Keep an eye on prices for things you’re considering buying or ask a salesperson what the previous price was.

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