Quick Tip Tuesday: Christmas Budget

I know, I know. You don’t want to even think about Christmas yet. BUT start the planning process now to keep the stress levels low as the Fall school semester disappears right before your eyes.

Try a quick Christmas budget. Decide how much money you can afford to spend. Make a list of everyone you are buying gifts for and assign each person a dollar amount. All of your recipients added together should equal your total budget amount. I put all of this into an excel file and used a quick auto sum to have a visual on my total. There are also many free printable budget sheets to be found on the internet like this one: http://www.thepolkadotposie.com/2012/07/christmas-organizing-printables-to-get.html

If you do this BEFORE you start shopping, you will be more likely to not overspend.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s