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OK, on to this week’s Mommy tip…
Save All Year
Recently, my husband and I implemented a strict budget to help us be better stewards of our money. It is also the only way we will be able to survive and meet our bills. While looking at the budget, I was dismayed to see we do not have much if any extra most weeks. It made me think about Christmas and not having any money…again…So, we have decided to do what some close friends of ours does…They puts a few dollars a week away…every week…they put it in a “Christmas” box. It can not be used for ANYTHING except Christmas. It just does not exist for any other reason. Period.
When Christmas rolls around, they already have their money and no need to scrape it up…or worry about if they will have any! YEAH! Anyway, we have decided to do it as well and I am looking forward to not having that feeling of lack or wondering if my kids will have a Christmas hanging over my head. LOL!
We will be starting it next month, so, this year will not really benefit from it…BUT…next year will…God willing we have another year on this planet!
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Christmas for us is a little different. My dh is a “paid on call” fire fighter and the county has decided to pay their fire fighters once a year just before Christmas. So depending on the number and length of fires we have had a pretty decent cheque at Christmas time.
Cool…Firefighters, policemen and people like them deserve that and so much more, in my opinion! :D
We do a different spin on the saving all year for Christmas. I make the list for their November birthdays and Christmas very early in the year. I start purchasing via sales as soon as I see a good price. True, they have lost interest in something before the big day rolled around but I have had no problem selling something and finding a new thing for an even cheaper price. ;)
That is another great tip! I actually did this a bit this year, when I saw a barbie on clearance and some other cheapies. Thank you for sharing your tip! :)
single moms says
I shop similar to Fire Mom, I buy for Christmas throughout the year when I see things on sale. Once Christmas rolls around, majority of my shopping is done and I don’t have to fight the crowds:)