How to shop smarter and save money this festive season

The festive season is here with people singing the famous TKZEE song “Hello December” in celebration of the holiday season. The time for giving can leave you penniless and no money for January.

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Fear not, because you can actually shop smarter and save money in the process.

Here are ways to shop smarter and make your bucks go a long way:

Plan Ahead

When the festive season arrives we have this shock as if we didn’t know it was coming. Planning ahead for the festive season will definitely save you a great deal of money. Draw up a list of gifts and things you want to gift people and yourself months ahead so you won’t be running around like a headless chicken in December.

Track sales during the festive season

If you’re on the hunt for expensive gifts, then it’s best you track sales months in advance. If you can, purchase the gift or item before the holidays and keep it safe. There are always sales during the year so tracking which sales are available will help you a great deal.

Shop alone

It sounds weird and lonely but shopping alone instead of going with a friend or family member can save you from being influenced into spending more money than you actually budgeted for.

Avoid Debt

It’s easier to get carried away and create debt for the festive season, but doing that will only bring you stress in the new year. Keeping track of your spending is very important. Remember to stay within your financial means and know what your financial limits are.