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Easing Holiday Stress: Step 3 Assign a Dollar Amount

18 Nov

So far, we’ve set a budget and made a list. Well done!! We’re taking small steps to ease the holiday stress. By working along with us, you will have a holiday that is special, within your means and completely enjoyable! (Well, we can’t guarantee the completely enjoyable part since you’ll be surrounded by family, but we can guarantee a less-stressful holiday.)

Step 3: Assign a value to each person on your list.

Yes, it may FEEL like you’re assigning a dollar value based on how much you LOVE the person on your list… but in reality you’re simply making sure that you have money budgeted for the most important people on your list.

So, start at the top of your prioritized list and assign a dollar amount to that person. Then, work your way down the list assigning each person a dollar amount until you run out of your budgeted money.

This may sound like a basic step, but it’s HUGE!! So get busy, decide what you are willing to spend on each person. Good luck 🙂