This sounds like an easy task, but the holidays will be here before you know it!
Sit down and make a list of upcoming parties, gifts you'll need to buy, trips you might be taking, and other expenses that might come up - costumes for a winter dance recital, anything. Then take some time to set a reasonable budget keeping in mind what works for your finances and incorporates all these purchases.
What do you have coming up this season?
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by Myrick4packOctober 8, 2012 at 3:52 AMChristmas for the kids. Gifts for their teachers. Gifts for family. My baby girl turning 1 in Dec. Maintenance on the van. Oh, and winter clothes.
by yvonne37October 8, 2012 at 7:27 AM
My husband's uncle will turn 60 and his daughters are having a party.. so thats for this week. Then its halloween and thanksgiving (although we dont give gifts, we still spend on food)... then right after that we have to get ready for christmas. I have been putting some money together for that though :)
October 8, 2012 at 7:48 AM
Snow boots for 2 kids and DH
Fall retreat for the teens last weekend of October
DD needs winter clothes
A bit extra $$ for holiday meals and baked goods
Granddaughter's birthday 12/23
by momto3ismeOctober 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM
We don't have any trips or parties planned so that will save money. I have an ongoing list of who I have to buy presents for and update it each time I buy something. I am not planning on spending a lot of money for presents this year.
by deedee3849October 8, 2012 at 8:22 AM
Christmas gifts for kids and nephews
Homemade gifts for relatives, teachers etc (kids crafts and my stuff)
Baking supplies/ingredients for upcoming get togethers
Gifts/Donation for charity
October 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM
My son'ts birthday is coming up next month. We have it budgeted already
October 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM
my birthday, son birthday day after mine, costumes, Thanksgiving at our house this year, winter clothes, xmas gifts
October 8, 2012 at 9:43 AM
There really are no parties or gifts we need to buy other then what is coming up for the holiday's. Birthday's for us don't start until May, so we have some time there. We have done a lot of cutting back this year for Christmas in hopes of saving.
October 8, 2012 at 10:41 AMHalloween thanksgiving Christmas, weekend trips..thanksgiving trips, some winter clothes and food!!
by ReesesPiecesOctober 8, 2012 at 11:14 AMThe bulk is Christmas gifts, but we also have my son's birthday, my birthday, a camping trip, a trip out of town, and lots of cub scout stuff. Yikes....that's starting to stress me out.