5 Ways to Save this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? Well, we know there’s nothing jolly about financial stress.

For most Canadians, the holiday season is tough on the wallet, and often causes (avoidable) stress. Don’t  break the bank to get through the holidays – follow our ‘5 Holiday Budgeting Tips’ to keep your holiday merry and bright.

Set a budget (and watch it!)

We’ve all been there. We set a budget with the best intentions, but somehow we end up completely overspending. How did that happen?

One of the most important parts of sticking to a budget is tracking every dollar you’re spending — no matter what. From gifts and stocking stuffers, to cards and wrapping paper, to parking and special holiday lattes… every. dollar. counts. It’s often those little add-ons that have the biggest effect on your holiday bottom line.

Looking for a super easy way to track your on-the-go spending? There are lots of free apps for your phone available through your app store.

Shop early.

The holiday season takes place at the same time every year… so why do we always find ourselves last-minute shopping. Here’s a tip you can take advantage of this year.

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