It happens to us all. We devise a plan, we search for killer deals, and we make out our lists. We swear that this year we are sticking to the budget, no matter what! Despite all that careful planning, most of us still end up in the red come January. Below are a few ways that extra expenses creep up on us.
Decorations – Don’t forget about the tree! And probably a few lights and maybe some new ornaments…
Wrapping Paper, Gift Bags, Tape – You buy nice gifts and then cover them with wrapping. No one wants ugly wrapping, so you shell out for the shiny stuff. And why is tape so expensive??
Food – Eggnog emergency! You think you buy enough food, then you end up inviting more people and end up needing to buy extra food.
Gifts for Yourself – No matter how hard I try, I can not pass up a good buy. Tis’ the season to give, right? Why should “yourself” be left out of all that holiday spirit?
People You Didn’t Think You Needed to Get A Gift For But Now You Feel Like Jerk Because You Didn’t – It never fails. I find at least 5 extra people each year!