Day 1: Cha-Ching! Christmas Club: Seven Days to Saving
Day 2: Let the Prep Begin!
Day 3: Making the Most of Freebies
Day 4: Show Me the Money!
Day 5: Saving with Surveys
Day 6: Shopping Strategies
Day 7: Let the Planning Begin!
Now that you’re all signed up and shopping strategy-savvy, it’s time for the FUN part! It’s time to make a PLAN!
I’ll be honest. In past Christmases, I have put a good old fashioned pencil and paper to work planning and budgeting for my Christmas and it has done the job. But this year I think things are going to be different. There are SO many great FREE resources available to help organize your Christmas budget, gifts, activities, and whatever else needs to be planned!
I’ve rounded up several spreadsheets and planners that I can recommend. I’ll leave it up to you to choose:
- And don’t forget about the free Cha-Ching! Christmas Club Savings Tracker download!
Keep in mind that the first step in your planning should be your budget. Make sure to add in any funds that come in from the ‘free money’ sites that I have shared with you. This year these funds may only be a small portion of your budget, but if you stick with the principles that I’ve shared for future Christmases, who knows? You may have a $50 Christmas too!
So now what are you waiting for?! Print out your favorite resources, pop them into a binder, sit back with a cup of coffee and get planning!
And may I be the first to say, “Welcome to the Cha-Ching! Christmas Club!”