It’s the week of Thanksgiving…I know people are bombarding you with endless posts of recipes to make, sales to take advantage of, etc, but I felt that I needed to share this helpful tool as we all embark on this season of shopping and buying gifts for our loved ones.
First of all, if you’re like me, when you start making a Christmas list, you draft a budget. Jeff and I usually sit down together and throw out preliminary numbers, then hone in on what we really need to spend, and what we need to give/donate. It’s not one of the most fun conversations by any means, but it helps keep us on track with our holiday spending and it’s a necessary thing to do so you (and by you I mean me) don’t go overboard with all the toys and goodies for everyone on your list. Today I’m talking about a free and easy resource from my favorite financial guru, Dave Ramsey.
It’s called My Christmas Budget and it’s an online tool that helps to create a Christmas budget so you don’t overspend during the holidays. After accessing the budget and entering your gift recipients names, you can save your personalized link to your computer or phone, print it out, and keep track of your expenses while you shop.
And if you’re like me and love to win, the Dave Ramsey team has their annual “Win Big, Give Big” contest that just started again. There are tons of weekly prizes and opportunities to win, so venture to their site to learn more and enter!
P.S. this is legit…one of my best friends won $1,000 a few years ago…maybe you could too!