The 2016 holidays came and went pretty quick in my opinion. Now it’s 2017 and people are already talking about the holidays at the end of this year. Even though this is way to early in the year to start planning for Christmas dinner or even what your going to be buying, it’s never to early to start thinking about saving money for the holidays.
The holidays can be a stressful time for many who are short on money. There seems to be this expectation that the amount of money you spend shows how much you care about someone. That couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s not about the dollar amount spent but about the amount of thought that went into the gift. That’s why I encourage you that at the end of this year, you purchase all of your gifts for $350. Now let’s talk about how to do this and why to do this.
Finding that extra holiday money can be tricky. By putting away just $1 a day all year, you will have saved up approximately $350. This is a pretty decent chunk of change. Just think, how much extra work would you need to fit in during the holiday season to make an extra $350? Maybe 10, 20 or 30 hours? Maybe even longer! Wouldn’t you rather be spending those extra hours at the holiday time with your family instead of working?
This is probably one of the simplest ways for you to save. Each day just take a single dollar bill and put it away somewhere in your house. Don’t have cash on you? Use change that you have in pocket, vehicle, wherever. Coming across $1 extra dollar a day can be done if you just put your mind to it. Maybe instead of stopping to grab that $1 coffee, put that dollar way and get the free coffee at work. After you have done this for a few, you will be amazed at just how quickly that holiday savings money grows. Before you know it, the holidays will be here and you will be sitting on a nice amount to purchase your gifts.
Also remember no one has to know what you spend on gifts. This is for you to know only. The $350 you will have saved can go a long way to purchase some amazing gifts for those closest to you. Just be creative and let the gifts come from the heart. That’s why I am challenging everyone who reads this article to have themselves a $350 holiday in 2017. So later this year, I want to hear from you. Send me a message on Facebook or Twitter and let me know how you did. I would love to hear from all of you!