Are you like many Canadians an overspender at Christmas? Do you make impulse buys while you are out at the mall? Did you know 58% of Canadians say they overspend at Christmas. Do you know who does most of this overspending : moms with kids. (this according to new research the was recently done by Mobilicity.)
So how do we get through the holidays and really not have a shopping hangover?
1. Set a Budget – Decide ahead of time what can be spent. By knowing how much you have to spend you can have much less stress in your life. Know this figure. Remember some of the best presents are simple, thoughtful and sometimes even free – ie the gift of time is often a much appreciated gift.
2. Make a List, Check it Twice– By making a list of the people you plan to buy for this season, it can help you stop you from overspending. Set a budget for each person. If you have a large family suggest drawing one name, or shopping just for the kids. For friends suggest a games night (make it a potluck) and simply spend some time together over the holidays.
3. Avoid the Deal Sites – Deal sites can tempt you to buy things you wouldn’t normally buy just because it is at a reduced rate. There are many a fabulous deal but remember if it wasn’t already on your list it is simply a temptation that will take you off track.
The holiday season doesn’t have to be a stressful time for you, simply set a budget, make a list, check it twice, avoid the the deal sites and enjoy time with family and friends.
Now if you are shopping for a cell phone and plan for someone on your list one way to save is to check for deals before you buy. Mobilicity has some great deals this Christmas that you may want to check out.
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