I love Christmas time, even if I’m not the most festive person out there. I enjoy the season, but am not willing to go over budget just to make it memorable. Neither should you! You can still have a fun Christmas without giving in to all the pressures that seem to come with this money spending holiday.
First off, to truly enjoy Christmas one must get back to the basics of the holiday. I am thankful for the opportunity to refocus on the true meaning of CHRISTmas each year.
Christmas season is a happy time of year. It is also known for being the season of giving. As you prepare to give to others remember to follow the following tips to save money this Christmas.
Why Appreciation Matters
It may be difficult at times, to have an appreciation for what you have when you see “the Joneses” showing off their money. It is however worth the effort to take the time to appreciate the things you are able to afford.
Life may seem unfair at times, but I think it’s also important to acknowledge net worth doesn’t define who a person is.
Rich or poor, a person can choose to be thankful or not, it has little to do with how much they make. However, appreciation or lack thereof does affect your money.
I started out buying new items and toys for my baby girl. Then one day I realized how I could stop wasting money by shopping secondhand and became obsessed.
I never realized all that could be bought at a thrift store. Let alone the many toys, which look to be in great condition.