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Only 4 paychecks until Christmas!

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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My DH works for our school district and I am a new independant marketing executive for a consumer direct company (just started).. We get paid on the first of the month... ONCE per month... That means only 4 paychecks until Christmas!!

Do you have a Christmas list yet?
Plan to achieve list completion?

I will add mine in replies :)
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by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Our list is:
3 items per kid: book, toy, outfit.
1 item per kid from Santa

We have 4 kids, so we are planning on getting for one kid per paycheck. We shop thrift stores for books and toys. I make their clothes. Santa gives store bought gifts.

The budget is $100 per kid.
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by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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I'll spend around $100 on ds. I've already bought 2 gifts.

by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I was just thinking about this lately.. we have 9 checks until payday, but with having a lot of bills and hardly any money after bills, gas, and food. Christmas is going to suck this year. At the end of September, we will be cancelling our cell phone service with AT&T and switching to Verizon, since it'll be cheaper.. so, we were told by the lady at Verizon that we can trade our iPhones in for cash (approx. $172 for each iPhone) then phones we want at Verizon are $199 so, we'll barely have to pay anything. So, new phones will probably be an early Christmas gift for my husband & I.. Other than that... I do not know if my husband or I will get anything else.

As far as our kids go, we have 3 (10 year old boy, 5 year old girl, and 1 year old girl).. We will probably get them each a DVD, the 2 other ones a new Wii game or two, each of them will get a book or two, and then 1 or 2 toys, also may get a few board games for them to share. I normally try to keep it right around $100 each child.. but my MAX is $200 per child. My 5 year old will have her 6th birthday on December 28th, so she will get another 1-3 gifts..

by Member on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Hey!! I didn't know you were in this group!! We have bought Lorelei's gifts throughout the year when I see them on clearance so we are pretty much stocked up for a while.
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by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM

*** I have not started on shopping yet.. Normally I start around June, but money has been really tight lately!

by Member on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:47 PM

thanks for putting it like that. lol my hubby just started getting paid once a month. lol didn't look at it like that yet. I just started thinking about my christmas list. Wanted to get back to school and our moving expenses out of the way first.

by Gold Member on Aug. 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM
I'm working on a list. It's not done yet. I do have a plan in place, as usual. Budget? less than $500, but I'm not set in stone on that.
by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I don't have a Christmas list yet, and don't plan to get a list anytime soon.  We will starting planning around October.

by on Aug. 4, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Oh crap! We get paid once a month too, and I didn't look at it that way! Wow....that sucks!
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by Nikki on Aug. 4, 2012 at 10:23 PM

No real list here. I budget about $200 total.

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