Helen’s Last-Minute Holiday Savings Hacks
Hello Money Masters,
Happy Holidays! Christmas is 1 week away- OMG! You’ve already braved blizzards, struggled through stores, and decked the halls like a champ! So now what? Whether you are just about ready or haven’t even begun, there is still time to save a little dough while preparing for the holidays. Just follow these quick, last-minute hacks and you’ll be just fine 😉
Hack #1: The Side Hustle
With only a week until Christmas and two until the new year, there are a couple ways to make a little spare change. For one, you could ask friends, family or neighbors if they have errands that they would pay you for running for them or even walking a dog. Stores may even be looking to hire extra help in a pinch as well.
Hack #2: BnoB
Perhaps you are traveling this season or just staying locally with friends or family. Think about renting out your room/home like a Bed & Breakfast (BnB)… but without the breakfast part. Since it’s last minute, ask around the communities you are familiar with and see if anyone has visiting family or friends that they don’t have room for at their place.
Hack #3: Cancel Subscriptions
Now is a good time to think about those extra expenses you have on autopay and, most likely, don’t really need. Ask yourself if you really have to have that subscription box, the unlimited music program, or those premium movie channels.
If you get creative, you will realize there are always ways to save money. Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of thinking outside the box. Get your family and friends involved, too! I like to have contests with my family. Maybe a Holiday Save-a-thon will become a new annual tradition?
Blessings to you always,