Preparing for a financially festive Christmas

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Christmas can be an expensive time of the year, but a little planning can help to set a budget, hunt out bargains and boost your income at this festive time of year.

So before the Christmas season officially starts, although we’ve spied plenty of festive treats in the shops already…., we wanted to share some of our favourite festive posts full of money saving tips and Christmas shopping ideas to help your budget stretch a little further this Christmas.

Boosting your income – could you make a little extra cash this Christmas?

Cash for Christmas blog - savings jarIn the lead up to Christmas there are lots of ways that can help you add to your income.

From online surveys to putting more of your skills to work, mystery shopping and product parties, we take a closer look at how to make a little extra cash for Christmas.

Make sure you check them out today!


Take the stress out of your Christmas shopping with our handy tips

Christmas Shopping tipsA practical look at how to hunt down festive bargains and finish your seasonal shopping before the masses hit the highstreets.

Our checklist guides you through:

  • List making
  • Finding the best deals
  • Simple shopping
  • Earning while you spend
  • …and more!

Take a look at our handy Christmas Shopping Tips today!

Be festive & thrifty this year

With a lot to think about and a lot to buy at this time of the year, our Thrifty Christmas Guide is full of ideas to help you reduce the cost of Christmas and stick to your budget.

Our helpful guide takes a look at:

Thrifty Christmas

  • Browsing for online shopping success
  • Making meals out of your seasonal leftovers
  • A homemade approach to presents
  • Going greener at Christmas

Take a look to find out how to reduce the cost of your Christmas shopping


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If you are keen to plan for the year ahead you may also be interested in:

Successful saving made simple:  A visual guide

Back to saving basics: Working out a budget

Buying a home: A simple guide to being prepared


This blog is intended to provide information, not financial advice, to help you make an informed decision about savings and investments. We do not offer financial advice.  You should contact a financial adviser, who may charge a fee, if you want financial advice.