How you can save money at Christmas
IF there was a big red CANCEL CHRISTMAS button, would you press it?
While the festive season is usually portrayed as unerringly joyous, not everyone feels that way. It can put stress on you and on your pockets.
So, forgive me, but to relieve that pressure, and possibly increase happiness, it is worth considering going cold turkey. You may think this is me being Scrooge (bah humbug) but it isn’t. With 10,000 votes in, the poll on my MoneySavingExpert site this week had 59 per cent of people saying they would cancel Christmas if they could.
The only category that voted to keep it was parents of school age kids. So if you are ill-prepared for Christmas, panicking about how you’ll afford it or worried about a debt hangover in the new year, I want to give you some tips.
Some are just common sense but people avoid them, worrying they will seem weird by opting out.
I hope this guide will relieve some of the stigma of being sensible.