11.27.2012

Debt-Proof Your Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays without Breaking the Bank by Mary Hunt

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also one of the most stressful--and most expensive. Expectations run high and it's tempting to whip out the credit cards to create the perfect Christmas for your family, with lavish meals, new decorations, and the latest, greatest gadgets and fashions for everyone on your Christmas gift list. But you don't have to overspend or go into debt to have a fabulous holiday. Financial expert Mary Hunt shows readers how. She helps readers assess their financial situation, commit to no new debt, and think creatively about their gift list. With Mary's guidance, readers will identify what has caused them to overspend in the past and approach this Christmas with a plan and a new attitude toward holiday spending. This just might be the best gift you can give yourself and your family. This book is an updated edition of Debt-Proof the Holidays.
When I saw this book I knew I needed to read it, and when my books came in the mail, I knew I had to read this one first, especially with the Christmas Season fast approaching. I had discussed with my husband just a few weeks ago how we just cannot do this to ourselves anymore. Our son is 2 and the commercial aspect of Christmas is not what I want him growing up thinking Christmas is all about. The author helps the reader put a plan into place for budgeting and sticking to it. There;s suggestions on ways to save and earn money for the holidays as well. One thing I really like, being creative and crafty, is the suggestions and chapters on doing it yourself gift ideas, low cost recipes, as well as decorating ideas. You don;t need the best of the best to make your Christmas the best ever!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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