This is my time of year. My year in money review. Yesterday I got all my financial papers out just to see how good or bad I did in 2017. If you get a minute during your buzy holiday season take a couple of hours and get your money review in order . So that you will see what you need to do in 2018 when it comes to taking charge of your money and getting to the land of financial freedom. Save that Money and Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Holiday!
Hey Family. I been thinking about 2018. Well January 1th 2018. I think that's the perfect time to give up something that can save you money and improve your life. For example if I give up cake then it's saves me money from buying it and it helps me to not gain any more weight. Get the point. So what are you giving up for one month that will help you save money and improve your life? Have A great Cheap Cheetah Day & Save that $$$
Hello My Cheap Cheetah Family, Tis The Season.....
Holiday Gift giving. This is the month that we really testing our spending limits. With Thanksgiving out of the way and black Friday. What's a cheapskate/frugal person to do when it comes to giving gifts? Personally I have stop giving gifts a long time ago. I only give gifts to the main family like mother, best friend and that is it. My partner doesn't even get a gift we decided to do vacations instead of gifts. But when I did go all out this is what I did.
For my co workers ,family & friends I always shopped thrift store, yard sales and flea markets in the summer time. It use to be that I could take $20 bucks and get a bagful of brand new gifts from yard sales/garage sales each gifts would cost me less then $1. I take cruises when I can afford them and if I go places that offers cheap or free but nice gifts. I pick them up and save them for gifts to give during the holidays. One time the cruise ship I was on gave me a $400 onboard credit because my room had a leak. So I used my onboard cruise credit to purchase all my holiday gifts from the ships shops that year. To me the cruise had just paid for all holiday shopping that year These are some of the things I do but here's some gift giving suggestions
Re-Gifting- Don't look at me like that a lot of people regift items that are nice but they don't want so they give the gift to someone who they think might need it. Make sure that you do not regift to the same person who gave you the gift that your regifting.
Give gifts after the holidays. That way you are still giving gifts to family and friends but now the gifts are at a 50%-75% discount. Besides who says you have to give gifts on one day. Make a new tradition to give gifts after the holidays.
Yard Sale/Garage sales/Flea Markets. Estate Sales Like I mention before shop for your gifts during the summer yard sales, flea markets and avoid the worries for the winter.
Don't forget to set a budget for the gifts that you are giving and the money for the food if your making the holiday dinner this year.
Gift Basket comes to mind for a great gift. You can make your own check out some of the great youtube videos on gift baskets) Use some of the things you have around the house .Like the baskets and fillers, ribbons, cute decorations. You can always go to the craft store and see what they have in their clearance binds for your basket. I saw once where a person purchased a nice coffee cup cheap, filled the cup with a small package of coffee, instant milk and a small package of cookies. Wrapped it nice with ribbons and such and gave as a gift. I bet this idea cost the person less then $5 bucks and it was very creative as far a gifts goes. For the basket fillers use coupons and 50% off items to make your basket simple and cute.
How about telling people that you will pass on giving gifts this year and later on when your money is right you will make a big dinner for family and friends. That will be your gift to them
If you have children that you must give gifts to for the holidays. Then I have found that stores like toys are us and sears offer clearance section in their toy department which these these toys might not be the latest but it's something right?
Secret Santa- Some people do a secret Santa if they have big family. That's where everyone puts their name in a hat and you pull one name and that is the person you get a gift for with a budget in mind of course. This helps because instead of 15 people you have to shop for now you only have one. It's less stressful that way.
Food nothing says gift giving like food. Bake something like cookies, brownies, cake. Or even make a pan of something that the person likes when you make it and give that as their gift.. Who can resist bake goods.
Well these are some of my ideas on how to be cheap/frugal when it comes to gift giving for the holidays. Have a Great Cheap Cheetah Day and Save that $$$