Weekly Shout Outs: Holiday Season Edition

Weekly Shout Outs: Holiday Season EditionHoliday season has officially begun! Whether you’re getting ready to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, it can be hard to keep your finances under control at this time of year. That’s why we’re sharing tips that not only help you spend wisely this season, but also ideas for inexpensive activities that will allow you to enjoy the festivities without breaking the budget. Have some tips of your own? Please share them in the comments below!

6 Safe Holiday Shopping Tips You Should Know (The Christian Dollar)
Make sure your holiday season is fun and bright by protecting your identity. The Christian Dollar tells you what to do to keep your identity safe while shopping online or in the stores.

Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping (Beverly Harzog)
There are ways to use credit cards for holiday shopping without going into debt. If you can pay off the balance before interest accrues, then these tips by Beverly Harzog may work for you.

Avoid the Dangers of Using a Credit Card this Holiday Season (Free Money Wisdom)
Even without carrying a balance, using credit cards for holiday shopping can lead to a slippery slope. If you’re considering this and want to make sure you don’t incur debt, take a look at these tips from Free Money Wisdom.

Calculate the True Cost of Credit Card Purchases Before You Buy (The Consumerist)
Still not sure if you want to use a credit card for holiday shopping? The Consumerist is sharing a calculator to allow you to see the true costs of credit card purchases – before you buy.

Tips for Staying on Budget this Christmas Shopping Season (Mr. and Mrs. Not Made of Money)
What about sticking to a budget during your holiday shopping? It can be easy to go overboard once you hit the mall. That’s why Mr. and Mrs. Not Made of Money share a few tricks to help you stay on task and on budget.

Best Ways to Save Money During the Holiday Season (My Personal Finance Journey)
The holiday season isn’t all about shopping. Check out some of My Personal Finance Journey’s ideas to have fun and save money this season.

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28 Ideas for Cheap Holiday Fun (Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance)
Looking for some more holiday activities on the cheap? Barbara Friedberg has ideas for inexpensive holiday fun that can last you for almost the whole month of December!

Of course, we can’t forget to start the holiday season off with thanking some of the great bloggers who’ve recently mentioned us. Check ‘em out for more useful financial tips for the holidays:

Careful Cents
Money Smart Guides
Planting Money Seeds
Planting Our Pennies

And in case you haven’t already seen it, we’ve had a recent guest post on Credit.com sharing Black Friday survival strategies. Take a look – you may just find some tips to help you get through the rest of the holiday shopping season!

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  • Jacob @ MPFJ

    Thanks so much for the mention!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome, thanks for sharing such great tips!