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Do you save up for Christmas spending or put it on credit card and pay later?

 
SweetLuci

Asked by SweetLuci at 3:10 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (25)
  • NO plastic is welcome in our home... if we can't pay for it, we don't get it. So, we budget ahead for Christmas and birthdays, etc.
    AAAMama

    Answer by AAAMama at 3:11 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I just pay cash for it. If I dont have the money I dont buy it.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 3:39 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • We save a little bit each month towards the next Christmas. I use cash only to buy presents and I make sure that I am mostly done BEFORE Thanksgiving because I don't want to be out in the mad crowds rushing around buying gifts. By November and December we are already saving for the next Christmas.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 3:56 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • We save up mostly, we have a christmas club account we add to all year. We don't usually have enough but it covers alot.
    choco_mom

    Answer by choco_mom at 3:11 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Everything is paid for with cash only.
    Fawn80

    Answer by Fawn80 at 3:14 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • We save up our money and this year we really focused on gifts that could be made or that were needed; not wanted. We don't charge anything anymore. Thats another way we are going green :)
    greensavvymama

    Answer by greensavvymama at 5:26 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Save up and pay cash.
    SherriPie

    Answer by SherriPie at 6:14 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I like to save up, I think credit cards just get you into trouble this time of year. My bank has a holiday savings acount and they match what we have in it, up to $250 thats always a life saver
    eyezofblue76

    Answer by eyezofblue76 at 7:16 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Both. I have a Christmas club that I put $20 a week into and then if I need more, I card it but I rarely need more.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 3:12 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • We use plastic, but we have the $$ in our account to pay off the plastic. We rarely if ever use our card for purchases that would take us months to pay off.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 3:29 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

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