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I almost forgot our anniversary!  As of November 2018, I’ve now been writing the SimpleMoney blog for a year!  And it’s been a great pleasure getting to know so many of you.  I hope you find the blog useful, entertaining, and worthwhile, and that you’ll share it freely with all your friends, family, and colleagues in the New Year!

Last November and December, I wrote several posts about the holiday season that are timely and worth repeating.  Whether you are snowed in this weekend, or just need a little holiday financial inspiration, you might find some helpful reminders and useful thoughts.


While the holiday season is already underway, you might need a word of encouragement about your budget:

It’s Not Too Late to Budget for the Holidays


Keep yourself organized so you don’t buy too much or buy too impulsively!

Create a Gift-giving Spreadsheet.  AND No, I’m Not Joking!


Stop for a minute and think about what you are grateful for:

‘Tis the Season for Gratitude … And Magic


Are you all thumbs like I am when it comes to being crafty at the holidays?  Here’s the fix!

6 Simple Money-Saving Ideas for the Holidays for the Uncrafty


Don’t do it!  Don’t take on debt over the holidays.  Check this out:

Going into Debt for the Holidays is Not Worth Celebrating


Quick tips for simple ways to celebrate:

Inexpensive and Simple Ways to Celebrate the Holidays


Have kids?  Manage expectations about gifts and everyone wins:

When it Comes to Gifts, Under-Promise and Over-Deliver


Hope you enjoy this holiday post round-up.  I’d love to hear your thoughts about managing the holidays without breaking the bank.   Comment below, or if you prefer, you can email me at Dawn@SimpleMoneyPro.com.  Or if you want to start a discussion with some like-minded friends, join the free SimpleMoney Community on Facebook to share your ideas!


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