The bright and sparkling season of festivity may spell doom for you rather than delight! Sounds familiar? Probably because you are spending way too much on gifts and other items during the festive period. Read on to know how you can spend less.
1. Buy in Sales
The festive season is one during which sales are galore. While shopping, remember to visit stores that are offering discounts. The sales normally start before Dussehra or Durga Puja and continue until Diwali. Make the most of this period.
2. Say ‘No’ to Crackers
Bursting crackers is synonymous with the festival of lights. However, a more environment as well we pocket friendly approach would be to avoid buying as well as bursting crackers during this festival. There are myriad other ways to celebrate, by the way!
3. Plan Your Expenses in Advance
Advance planning of the expenditure during the festive season can work wonders for your pocket! Plan the parties to be thrown and attended, the gifts to be purchased, the decoration for the house that your family needs to buy, and whatever else you envisage you may need to spend on. Next, assign a budget to each of these categories and make sure you stick to it. Let your family know of the budget too.
4. Gambling Woes
You love playing cards, don’t you? Well, do you realize how much money you are likely to lose this way every year? A part of cutting down the expenses that the festive season brings is by not indulging in gambling.
5. Don’t be Santa Claus
Whilst it is important to give gifts to certain important people in the friend’s circle, family or office, you do not need to go around giving presents to everyone.
6. Homemade Decorations
Simple decorative elements cost a bomb nowadays, yet your house cannot do without them. Encouraging your wife and kids to get creative and make decorations at home can prove to be a good idea.
7. Homemade Sweets
Ok, so your wife or partner may not necessarily ‘Ok’ this idea, but there is no harm in suggesting it, nevertheless. Make something simple, not elaborate. Homemade sweets are always more welcome to guests rather than the ones from the market.
8. Office Diwali Party
If you are the employer and habitually throw an office Diwali party, think of options to cut down the expenses there. Why not host the part in the office premises? This will help save the venue cost. Ask your team to do a potluck. Not only will that be fun and help in team-building, it will help you save cost on getting food from outside, too.
There are numerous ways in which you can not only spend less during the festive season, but also do much more! Enjoy the festivities!
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