This is a tough season when money is tight (and always a tough season for resisting impulse buying). One of my favorite legal self-help publishers has an article I’m running starting today and then on Tuesday 12/8, 12/15 (both “Shopping Tips”) and Thursday 1/14, “When the Bills Come In” (that’s why it follows the holidays proper). Tips to keep in mind, thanks to Nolo.
This is the introduction to the body of the article:
A little budgeting during the holidays can save you from financial disaster.
Many people get carried away during the holidays. In fact, consumers spend more money in the three months before New Year’s — on presents, travel, and entertaining — than at any other time of the year. And much of that buying is done on credit, which can lead to major debt problems for months or even years to come. To keep your cheer intact before and after the holidays, we’ve compiled a few tips that will help you be generous without inviting disaster.
Reprinted with permission from the publisher, Nolo, Copyright 2009, Nolo