QOTW.......Holiday budget.........

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Registered: 05-21-2003
QOTW.......Holiday budget.........
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Tue, 12-16-2008 - 3:52pm
Hopefully everyone has some sort of holiday/gift-giving budget. Have you been able to stay w/in or close to that budget this year? And has it been a cc-free Christmas?
Kelly



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Registered: 05-14-2006
Tue, 12-16-2008 - 4:13pm
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Registered: 05-20-2005
Tue, 12-16-2008 - 5:41pm

Yes I am within budget and I don't have any credit cards so I'm good there too.


I am getting a bonus though, so I am spending an additional $100 on each of my girls and maybe splurging for stocking stuffers for my DH (we aren't exchanging gifts).

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 12-16-2008 - 6:13pm

yes it has been cc free.

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Registered: 03-03-2004
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:54am

I will confess, we are not going to be within budget.

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Registered: 07-09-2005
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 10:39am
I never set a specific budget, but I worked at being fairly frugal and getting deals so I spent an amount I am ok with.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 12:07pm
I've been staying within budget, it has not been a cc free christmas, but we will be able to pay it off next month.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 12-17-2008 - 9:03pm
Like Corinne, I didn't set a specific budget. I'm comfortable with the amount I've spent. Cash only.


Carrie
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Registered: 10-01-2007
Thu, 12-18-2008 - 6:42am

Ummmm i didn't stay in the budget. I set myself up. LOLOL but not on the CC.


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Registered: 03-27-2005
Thu, 12-18-2008 - 8:18am

At this point we are well over budget because of ds.

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Registered: 03-11-2008
Fri, 12-19-2008 - 5:26pm
Amazingly, we are waaaaay under budget. We have a Christmas account that we put $100 a month in ($50 from each of DH's paychecks). I just tallied our purchases and we are just under $600! So half of what I budgeted. I'm happy.... now if I can just restrain myself from buying anything else over the next week. :-)


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