Just because there is a Christmas sale 2016 doesn’t mean you should go ahead and spend all your money. Retail industries live for seasons like this—their chance to manipulate the people into buying as many unnecessary things as they can. If you want to remain financially afloat for the next year, be wise about spending money during the holidays.
Sometimes, I believe that Christmas comes right before the start of the new year to challenge us to be better financiers. Your ability to survive the holidays without breaking the bank will tell how mature you are. If you start the New Year with an empty wallet, you may want to rethink about your holiday spending habits.
Plan ahead for Christmas sale 2016
You know when the Christmas sale 2016 will mostly happen, right? It’s just around Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Day (hello, Black Friday and Cyber Monday). These are the best deals in the planet, so make sure you have a couple of hundreds stashed somewhere.
Instead of buying gifts at the last minute, why not buy them when there’s a super sale? It will save you from paying full price for a gift you are not even sure your parents will like. It is wiser to use a Christmas sale for your actual Christmas shopping.
At the start of the year, set aside a portion of your salary, so you will have enough for the holidays. Whether we want it or not, we tend to spend more around Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s the law of nature, I sometimes think.
Rethink your recipients
Do you really need to give gifts to everyone in the family? Even those kids you barely saw the whole year that passed? It’s time to rethink who should receive your gifts. For me, it should really just be your parents, siblings, and significant others.
Your friends will understand if you don’t give them singular gifts. You can, instead, cook a delicious dinner for them at home (if that’s your thing). Or, you can all go out for a Christmas dinner and pay for what you order.
Gift-giving during Christmas should not feel like an obligation at all. Although we want to share our blessings to our loved ones, it shouldn’t be the reason why we’re broke by New Year’s time. Even if there is a massive Christmas sale 2016, try not to get sucked in by the manipulative strategies of the retail industry.