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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 1: Plan Ahead

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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 on Oct. 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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ReesesPieces
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Oh yeah and a couple of winter shirts for my 4 year old daughter.
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othermom
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I have my girls two birthdays, Halloween, thanksgiving, my birthday and christmas all coming up. Plus need to get birthday gifts for my step dad and mother in law

tabby1979
by Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:39 AM

ugh still dont know what parties will come up....but I have my mother's birthday, and mine in dec....plus kids gifts, hubby's gifts, and the homemade stuff I make for extended relative.

PEEK05
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Christmas, baby coming in February, daughter's 4th birthday in February

We'll be spending SOOOOOO much this winter it's not even funny.

I'm trying to wait until I see good sales before purchasing.

Stevensmomma
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM

OMG  lot we have my bday, my father in laws bday,  thanksgiving, xmas 

heather4511
by Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM
I made a list of Christmas gifts I want to make, and what supplies I will need. Usually I bake as far as gifts go for other occasions.
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Lo1427
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Halloween costumes
Snow boots and snow pants for oldest
Thanksgiving dinner for the family
Book dells hotel for christmas
Book lodge for January vacation
Christmas gifts
Holiday party at our house
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heather4511
by Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Wisconsin Dells? :)

Quoting Lo1427:

Halloween costumes

Snow boots and snow pants for oldest

Thanksgiving dinner for the family

Book dells hotel for christmas

Book lodge for January vacation

Christmas gifts

Holiday party at our house
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woliung8153
by Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM
We have my son's birthday, Halloween, thanksgiving and Christmas.
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erienne06
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:46 AM
My dad's birthday
My SIL birthday
My brother's birthday
Christmas gifts
Anniversary gifts
Lani's birthday
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