Tips and links for dealing with the holiday budget and stress

November 22, 2006 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment

We have compiled a few links and tips to help reduce some of the stress attributed to the holidays.

For you hardcore Black Friday shoppers, here are some links to help you develop your plan of attack:
Black Friday
Black Friday Ads
Black Friday Ads
Black Friday @ GottaDeal.com
Black Friday FAQ at BargainShare

10 Tips To Help You Reduce the Stress of the Holidays
1. Create realistic expectations–don’t try to make this the perfect holiday.
2. Relax and enjoy yourself with family and friends.
3. Set some time aside for stress-reducing activity like reading, listening to music, exercise, or hobby.
4. Avoid overeating and drinking too much.
5. If you are traveling, leave early and don’t rush.
6. Make a plan for work and play.
7. Don’t accept every invitation that comes your way.
8. Don’t get swept up in last-minute gift buying. Plan ahead.
9. Mail or ship the gifts you have already purchased to avoid waiting in long lines.
10. Don’t be afraid to create a hand-made gift.

The underlying key to all of this is to understand and remind yourself what the holidays mean to you, your family and friends, and celebrate it.

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Entry filed under: Budgeting, Frugal Life, Humor, Money Fun, Spending, Travel.

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