The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many it is a very emotionally and financially challenging time of the year. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
What if I told you it is within your power to turn it into your favourite time of the year? You don’t have to fall victim to the traditional New Year’s financial crash, when the bills come rolling in, if you do things differently – today.
According to PayPal’s 2023 Festive Spending Snapshot, 56% of Canadian will go over budget this holiday season. It isn’t by design or lack of budgeting, a lot of it has to do with the higher cost of living. Many households are living so close to the margin there is very little financial wiggle room to maneuver their way through the season.
This is where “Festive Math” comes into play with five easy ways to stay within your budget this season.
By following these simple steps, you can create a magical and budget-friendly holiday season, filled with joy and financial peace of mind.
About Pattie Lovett-Reid
Pattie Lovett-Reid is a highly respected Canadian financial expert known for her expertise in personal finance. In 2012, Lovett-Reid became the Chief Financial Commentator at CTV News, providing valuable financial insights on various platforms. Lovett-Reid is a Certified Financial Planner and co-author of national bestselling books. Her contributions to financial planning in Canada have earned her prestigious awards, including the Donald J. Johnston Award and the Financial Planning Canada Fellow of Distinction.
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