The holiday season brings with it beloved traditions, joyous memories, and happy moments with friends and family. And plenty of good old-fashioned financial stress!
For so many couples, the holidays are a minefield of difficult money decisions. How do we stick to a budget and still give meaningful gifts? Do we really need to buy a gift for Great Aunt Martha? Where are we going to get the money to pay for all of this stuff? With so many money-based decisions coming in the midst of all the other stressors of the holiday season, it’s more important than ever that your money communication stays strong.
Start this holiday season with a Money Huddle to check in on expectations and create a spending plan that won’t leave you broke come January. Here’s what you need to cover:
- Money Personalities: The holidays bring out the strengths and challenges of every Money Personality. [more…]
- The Gift List: Work together to figure out who you need to buy for. If money is tight this year, consider [more…]
- Spending limits: Before you set foot in a store or do any online shopping, know what you can spend [more…]
- Timing: Last-minute shopping usually leads to overspending. If you haven’t already, start [more…]
- Check-ins: Plan on weekly Money Huddles to make sure you’re staying on track. [more…]
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The Money Couple
Scott & Bethany Palmer