What to do now to cut the cost of Christmas

Christmas is an expensive time of year for everyone. Research from the Money Advice Trust s National Debtline found that the average British family spends £800+ on Christmas. Such a substantial amount of cash can be difficult to find in one go. However, there are ways to reduce this total. If you’re smart, you can cut the cost of Christmas right now. Start planning now Some of the most expensive mistakes we make at Christmas are the result of last minute panic buying. From gifts, through to the turkey, if you’re buying everything on Christmas Eve then choice is limited and prices high. Even leaving all your shopping until December can mean your budget suffers. To avoid the chaos that can lead to over spending, start planning now. Make decisions about gift choices, where the turkey is coming from and when you’re going to make purchases. Getting organised well in advance gives you the luxury of time and being able to shop around. Make use of sales Between now and Christmas, some


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