What you’re forgetting to add to your budget!

I definitely forgot about this one! Good thinkin'

What you’re forgetting to add to your budget

Everyone can remember to include their monthly utility bills, grocery, or gas expenses, but not many consider including holidays and special occasions into their budgets.

Not that it’s hard to remember, most just cram save towards each event or take from another category.

We shall put a stop to that right now 😛

Especially when you have kiddos, everything cost money and can get a little pricey.

Being prepared can save a lot of headaches.

Budgets are not supposed to be painful. 

You’re not supposed to cut out everything you like out to save money…

You’re just supposed to control it!

So when creating your budget…

just don’t say “Oh I just won’t buy any gifts this year..”

That is not going to go well with you wife.

and a happy wife is a happy life.  😉

Now.. here are a few things to consider…

Christmas

christmascookies

 

  • Gifts
    • Kids
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Co-workers
  • Decorations
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
  • Party Supplies
  • Baking Supplies (including cookies!  😛 )
  • Cards (Don’t forget stamps!)
  • Candy/Gingerbread house
  • Outfits
  • Christmas Crafts/Movies
  • Elf on the shelf

Halloween

Halloween

 

  • Costumes/Outfits
  • Accessories (shoes, makeup, bags for candy.. ect)
  • Candy
  • Decorations
  • Photo Gifts (I usually send a personalized greeting card from Walmart, + stamps!)
  • Party Supplies
  • Baking Supplies (I’m trying these cookies this year 🙂 )
  • Pet Costumes (Kota was a lobster last year  😮 )
  • Halloween crafts/movies

 

Thanksgiving

pumpkinpie

 

  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Cards (again, I usually do the personalized ones, +stamps)
  • Baking supplies (pieessssssssss 😎 )
  • Thanksgiving favors (definitely doing this year, any ideas? COMMENT)
  • Decorations (loveeeeee  😀 )
  • Outfits
  • Crafts/movies (this.)

Easter

easterbunny

 

Pretty Self-Explanatory

  • Mothers day
  • Fathers day
  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Family photos
  • Vet Visits
  • Valentines day
  • St Patricks Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Babysitter
  • Black Friday/Cyber Monday (you don’t want to miss out on good deals!)

Comment with ideas of your own, what do you think most people leave out of their budgets?


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Kirsten is a wife and a mother. She has 2 babies, one human and one fur. She loves to help people overcome anxiety because she has suffered with it for years.
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