Typically when you use your credit card, you tend to overspend and you will be paying for Christmas with interest for months to come. I remind readers if you cannot afford it, you do not need it. I would encourage readers to purchase all their Christmas gifts with cash or debit cards. Being debt free this holiday is one gift you can give yourself.
I would also remind readers to keep the holidays simple. You do not have to get extravagant gifts to everyone on your Christmas list. At our home we like to get our children involved when giving gifts o their teachers, coaches and our neighbors. We try to make presents for teachers, neighbors and coaches. It helps reduce the cost and teaches our children about giving. There are countless websites about making your own Christmas presents.
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