6 Simple Steps for Making a Holiday Budget (Brad’s Deals)

2) Now that you’ve got a number in mind, make a list of all possible holiday expenses and divide them up…

There will be things on that list you can’t control, like how much a plane ticket costs, so factor those things in first. Once you’ve subtracted those expenses from your total budget, start assigning amounts to everything you CAN control, like how much money to spend on each person. Divvy up the remainder of your budget like this, and be careful not to go over your original number! Even if it doesn’t seem like much, I guarantee you can make it work.

There are also apps, like Mint and Santa’s Bag, which will help you keep track of and stick t your holiday budget. Check out our post on the best money-saving apps for holiday shoppers to learn more!

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