Holiday debt, most of us have done it to ourselves at least once (some do it every year). But I can tell you how to keep out of holiday debt this year and every year; with a few simple ideas. Debt causes more worry, strife, stress and even health issues in individuals, marriages and families; yet many of us continue this pattern year after year.
So how can we keep out of holiday debt this year and still enjoy the festivities and gift giving? Well I’m so glad you asked!
How to Keep Out of Holiday Debt This Year
Stop Trying to Keep Up With _________________
The first, and maybe the best, tip for keeping out of holiday debt is for you to stop comparing yourself or your family to others. If you see that someone else is giving more gifts, having a big party or decorating like their a Christmas elf, you may feel like you have to keep up with all that. But here is a fundamental truth, comparison is the thief of joy (Theodore Roosevelt said that). You’ll suck the love and joy right out of the season by trying to charge your way to the top of the heap. Not to mention, those above mentioned folk may be in debt to their eyeballs trying to keep up with someone else….