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Budget and planning by a person
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Holidays are here…and when that happens the urge to spend increases. As families gather round and feasts are cooked. Expenses go up. With that said here are 5 tips to use for budgeting during the holidays.

1. Check for Deals

Checking for the latest deals can help straighten out the budget and lower what would be potentially spent. With that said it can be a game to find the ultimate deal after looking at site after site. Nevertheless common sites to hit up are:
Amazon
Slickdeals
Rakuten

these sites can help you getting something that may be desired for the cheaper price.

2. Avoid Impulse

Impulse can be really tricky to avoid this time of year but that is why a budget was set, to help set expecations and help prioritize what really is important.

3. Stick with Cash

Keeping cash handy really makes it easy to focus on where the money is spent as every dollar gets tracked.

4. Shop Early

Shopping early can also give you an advantage in preparing the budget which allows your dollars to go much further.

5. Start saving for next year

With this year already up and all the shopping taken care. One can get started whenever to create the next budget and start building it in order to be more prepared for holiday spending.

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