It’s the best time of the year! It can also be the most stressful and expensive time of the year. I want you to have a wonderful, less stressful holiday by following these tips:
Make a budget. I know you are sick of me talking about budgets, but they work. Decide before you shop how much you will spend on each person on your list, then stick to that budget. This has proven to be the biggest stress reducer during the holidays.
Look for deals in travel. Many people go to their hometowns for the holidays, others use the time for family vacations. Plan now for next year’s trip, then set up alerts to track airfare and hotel pricing.
Plan for tips. Many of us have people in our lives that make them move along like well-oiled machines. Your lawn people, the house cleaner, a personal trainer, maybe even a pool person. Each of these people provide a needed service to you and should receive a holiday tip. When putting together your holiday spending budget, please remember the tips for those who keep your life humming along.
These are all simple things that can make your holidays, and epically the months afterwards, much more enjoyable and less stressful.