December 6, 2012 by stirling

Ever wondered year after year at Christmas time, where did all that money go? Between Christmas gifts, a few last minute purchases and those unexpected bills that sit on your kitchen table, money can disappear so I thought I would share some tips for saving money over Christmas?

1) Outsource your shopping
Instead of shopping locally at the mall and going to 10 different stores, ask your friends where they shop or try shopping online. Also helps to prevent impulse buying.

2) Save everything for the long term!
Every penny you don’t think you need? Save it! Every cent counts and will help you in the long run. You’ll never know when you’ll need that 5c in your wallet. It’s time to bring back that money box you stored away in your wardrobe.

3) Post-Christmas sales
How many times have you received something you always wanted only to find it cost less than half price after Christmas? Instead of buying everything before Christmas, try purchasing those gift cards for someone to use in the post-Christmas sales, they’ll get more for less and they’ll thank you for it in the long run.