Today it's time for Marriage Monday. This month we are sharing about financial contentment in marriage. The topic I've chosen is "Our Holiday Spending Plan."
The holidays will be here soon. It is a good idea to make a plan when it comes to your holiday spending. Otherwise it will get way out of hand! Decide who is on your list and how much you have available to spend. Also consider other extra expenses that will come up this month like special food/snacks, travel, etc.
Since we have done Dave Ramsey's FPU I have had an envelope labeled "Christmas." Each pay period we put the same amount of money into the envelope. Whenever I buy gifts, I use the money from this envelope. It has come in so handy as I've already ordered and purchased some gifts. Since the money is designated for Christmas gifts, I don't feel bad using it or thinking that I'm taking money away from somewhere else where it might be needed.
Also when it comes to gift giving, I think it's important to consider making donations in the names of family members instead of just buying a gift for the sake of buying something. There are certain people that are harder to buy for than others, so instead of buying them something they don't want or need, why not make a donation in their name to a charity?
Have a day of blessings!