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Wake Up with Wealthtender: Avoiding a Holiday Budget Hangover

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Good morning, holiday shoppers.

While pandemic restrictions might dampen your spirits if your plans to camp out in front of Best Buy overnight were thwarted, the upside is you’re waking up refreshed and can get your fill of doorbusters with just a few clicks. ๐Ÿ’ป

The holiday season may be different this year, but the risk of busting your budget remains real. Today we’re offering tips to help you avoid a credit card holiday hangover while still putting a smile on the face hiding behind the mask of your friends and loved ones. ๐Ÿ˜ท

What percentage of holiday shopping is anticipated to be done online in 2020? (Hint: It’s probably less than you think.)ย ๐Ÿ‘‡

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๐ŸŽ„ (Actually) Stop Overspending on Christmas Gifts

When this mama speaks (and writes), other mamas listen. And for good reason! But you don’t have to be a mom to benefit from these 5 steps Kari’s sharing to avoid spending too much this holiday season.ย [Money for the Mamas]

โœ‚ Cut Your Christmas Expenses 

In just a few years, Jamie and his wife Jenna paid off $100,000 in debt living on two teacher salaries. When Jamie talks the talk on how you can save hundreds of dollars this holiday season, rest assured he’s walked the walk.ย [Mr. Jamie Griffin]

๐Ÿ’ณ If You Must Spend, Maximize Your Rewards

With experience working at Microsoft, Amazon and Google, this software engineer spends his free time helping others in his field improve their finances. With holiday shopping ahead, learn how to engineer your credit card choices to optimize your rewards.ย [Engineer Seeking Fire]

๐ŸŽ Managing Holiday Gift Expectations for Your Kids

It’s another white Christmas in Michigan, and Andy’s two children are smiling with delight at the gifts under the tree. Is it because they know Santa didn’t bust his budget?ย [Marriage, Kids and Money]

๐ŸŽ… No-Ho-Ho-Ho?

The safest way to spend the holidays may be socially-distanced, but being apart doesn’t have to dampen your holiday spirit. It’s ok to say no this year and still spread holiday cheer. [Tis But a Moment]

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๐ŸŽต Cash Registers Ring… Are You Listening?

“In the meadow, we can build a snowman…” Perhaps these lyrics were intended to suggest a fun and free activity to help people save money during the holidays. But if you live in the South or already have a snow familyย camping in your front yard, this podcast episode offers tips to enjoy a festive holiday season without breaking the bank.ย [Christine Luken]

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๐Ÿ‘‰ What percentage of holiday shopping is anticipated to be done online in 2020? While online sales are anticipated to jump 36%, traditional brick-and-mortar stores are forecast to still bring in more than 80% of US retail sales this holiday season.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended to encourage any lifestyle changes without careful consideration and consultation with a qualified professional. This article is for reference purposes only, is generic in nature, is not intended as individual advice and is not financial or legal advice.

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