So true story, this year I went a little wonky and didn’t set a budget for the holidays. Call it forgetful or just being too excited not to be stuck to a wedding budget, but I went full on Santa Claus and Martha Stewart this Christmas. Between the gifts, potlucks and holiday party’s I did the most. The bigger joke is that I did this all while quietly convincing myself that I wasn’t doing that much damage.
Fast forward to December 31st when it was time to do my budgeting and face the damage.It was at this point that if our credit card statements could have jumped out the screen and slapped me, my inner finance knowledge would have fixed its lips, shook its head and said “mhmmm GOOD FOR YOU.” It seriously sucked to look at what was done....
With the holidays fast approaching, whether you participate or you don’t, Christmas time is arguably the most expensive time of year. Mom, dad, your new boo and even your sister all need presents and lets be real…nothing is cheap anymore.
So after a brief hiatus I’m back and I feel inclined more then ever to help you build and maintain your budget. After having one of the most expensive years of my life, I’m coming out on the other end unscathed and ready to share. Weddings aren’t cheap, honeymoon’s definitely aren’t cheap either and rent and hydro bills don’t stop because you decide to throw the MOST expensive party ever.