Christmas dates are always full of high expectations and it is no accident. It is a year that ends and another that begins, usually with our mind and heart set in which it will be better than the last.
When we think about celebrations, traditions, gifts, vacations and all those things we would like immediately, we are worried about how to do everything without falling into economic ruin.
Here you have some guidelines on how to celebrate these dates without our pocket dying.
The first thing is to plan
If it is about dinners and traditions, we must make a list of how many meals we will make and how many guests we will have. This will give us the key to know what kind of food and drinks we will need. We must include in that list the gifts we need to buy. If the case is that we go on vacation, it is time to sit down to find the destinations, accommodations, the types of transfers that we will use: if we go by bus, plane, train or if we will use our car.
Once we have this list, we will make a budget. How much everything we want to do costs us and how much money we have to spend. Normally there is an imbalance because always what we have to buy exceeds what we have. To try to harmonize this difference, we make a budget, which we should not overdo because it would mean borrowing.
Strategies must be drawn
Look for the best offers. Explore, ask and compare prices, It is always possible to achieve the same at a lower price. It’s about searching and searching and not leaving for the first option we found.
Make purchases before the key dates. This means that if you do Christmas shopping beforehand, you will be more likely to find items at better prices. Everyone knows that as Christmas and New Year’s dates approximate, prices experience a significant rise. Take advantage of those months before December and make purchases with time. It will also avoid races and crowds.
If the case is that you have a large family and it is not enough for gifts, organize an exchange of gifts. Allow everyone to participate, to feel important and excited about Christmas.
If the point is that Christmas meals are out of the budget
Invent a party in which everyone participates. It is always nice that people feel included and what better way to participate by bringing something to drink or eat?
If you are going on vacation and the trip is too expensive, you have to be patient and take the time to inquire about internet accommodation options and transfers at a lower cost. If you go by private car, a good review of it will undoubtedly be the best investment.
Simple tips you will surely have significant savings
If you apply these simple tips you will surely have significant savings and you can think about making a small investment that does not decapitalize you but makes you profitable: buy a tenth for the Christmas Lottery Draw. Who knows if there is that beginning he has dreamed for this 2017.