Survey Says 3/4ths of Canadians Don’t Save Up for Holiday Shopping
Survey Says that Three-Quarters of Canadians Don’t Save Up for Holiday Shopping
Based on survey results, it seems that three-quarters of Canadians face at least some post-holiday debt when the bills start arriving in January.
According to a recent survey conducted by TransUnion, more than half of the Canadians they surveyed, 65%, said that they don’t save up before they do their holiday shopping. On top of that, 14% of people in the same survey said that they only save in October, November and December.
While it’s better to start saving late than not at all, saving in the midst of shopping can be too little too late. Rather than relying on your flexible friend, aka credit card, to “afford” your holiday shopping, take a lesson from the “Ghost of Christmas Past” and create a plan that keeps your holiday expenses manageable.
6 Articles That Show You How to Plan Your Holiday Budget and Spending
No one method works for everyone, and depending on if you’ve started creating a holiday season savings and budgeting plan or not, each article below will provide you with practical tips! Click on each heading to read more:
If you’ve never saved up for a large expense so that you can pay for it without going into debt, this article is full of tips and ideas to start planning and saving early. By knowing some of these things now, you’ll have a head start for next year!
Don’t be Just a Seasonal Saver – How to Get Out of Debt
Some people start planning for Christmas in July, which is unrealistic when it’s October or November. But planning how to pay off Christmas and get out of debt by next July can be realistic. So get started now.
Don’t just be a seasonal saver – do what you can to avoid big holiday bills and make a plan to pay off your holiday debts as quickly as possible.
If you need help getting out of debt or creating a budget to get back on track, call us at 1-888-527-8999, email us or chat with us online.
Leave a comment below – what are you doing to get your holiday season budget and spending plan ready?