The holidays can be an expensive time of year; usually, more expensive than we realize until it is too late. You have the best intentions of keeping things under control this year, and by January you are shocked by the size of your December credit card bill.
The good news is: spending during the holidays can be kept under control by being patient, discovering what is truly important to you this holiday season, and by taking the time to think about what you are purchasing and why.
To help you with your spending this holiday season I have gathered together some of the articles I have written about spending and how to control it. Pick the article or articles that sound the most helpful for you this holiday and look forward to facing a smaller credit card bill this January.
(All of these posts can also help spending outside of the holiday season, so bookmark this page so you can reference it later in 2017)
1. This One Word is Costing You (a lot) of Money
This is one of the most popular posts I have written, and perfect to share on this list. This article is all about the word “ONLY” and the effect “ONLY” has on how you spend your money.
2. Money Lessons from a 7-Year Old: In App Purchases
I am a proud Dad, so here is an article I c0-wrote with my son based on his experience and learning from making an expensive in-app purchase for the iPad. If you have kids (or big kids) making big demands this holiday season sharing the three tips in this article can help with prioritizing your spending.
3. Using Positive Emotions to Save Money this Christmas
This article shares a free action guide and video teaching you how to use a positive emotions statement to help control your spending this Christmas. Overspending happens when you focus on the things you are buying and not on the positive emotions and experiences you want to generate with your purchases.