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Do you shop(Christmas) within a budget?

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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ambermario4ever
by Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Yes we have to as we live paycheck to paycheck and save all year for birthdays and Christmas as the are all near the end of the year.

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mamivon2
by Sandra on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM

yes and no..

yes I try not to spend then 150 dollars on one child but Im not gonna worry if I spend 10 dollars more or so..or less

Dzyre1115
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:07 PM
Not normally, but money is much tighter this year than normal. I'm actually kind of enjoying it.
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LucyHarper
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Yes, we have a budget and we stick to it. 

PoehlerBear1983
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:31 PM
I only buy what i can afford. I dont do credit cards so i guess yes i do. I dont have a set amount in mind though its just what i can afford
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JonesMama
by Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM

No, not really. I buy some things here and there throughtout the year when I find things on clearance (art sets, books I know ds would like, small toys), so then we just need to buy the bigger items he wants. This year we did layaways at Toys R Us and Walmart. I've also tried to pick up more hours at work, babysit more, and just said yes today to dogsitting over the long Thanksgiving weekend, so that extra cash will be great!

lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Yep..

Hottmomma607
by Trica on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:22 PM
Always spend on a budget! Christmas is one day! No credit card bills either!
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momkaribg
by Kari on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:25 PM
Same here.

Quoting PoehlerBear1983:

I only buy what i can afford. I dont do credit cards so i guess yes i do. I dont have a set amount in mind though its just what i can afford
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:56 PM

 We budget specific amounts and stay with that budget. I won't go into debt.

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