It’s almost Fall, which according to some department stores, means that it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas. While I personally think it’s still too early to decorate for Christmas (wait your turn! It’s time for Halloween!), it’s not too early to start saving for gifts! I have a big extended family, with 30+ cousins, and we get each of the little ones a present each year. That can really add up! My mom has started buying one or two gifts per paycheck- we’ve gotten about 5 so far. That’s one good way to start buying gifts, rather than spending hundreds of dollars on Christmas Eve. For more tips on saving for the holidays now, check out this post by Lori at Grocery Shop for Free:
-Have a yard sale, and sell all your summer junk. Put the proceeds towards buying gifts!
-Stop eating out- One dinner a week for a family of 4 is about $40-$50. That’s $200 a month in savings!
-Change your insurance policies- if you haven’t looked at what you’re paying for in a few years, take some time to shop around and make sure you’re getting the best deal.