Setting a Christmas budget

Dec 11, 2018 10:02:31 AM

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busy-ness of the season and end up spending far more than you intended at Christmas time. From buying extravagant gifts to decorating your home to the endless entertaining: Christmas spending quickly adds up. Which is why creating a Christmas budget makes perfect sense. Here are some key steps you can take to set a budget for Christmas that won’t break your bank.

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Topics: Household Expenses, Christmas, Household Debt, Christmas Debt, Budgeting, Christmas spending, Mortgage Debt

Avoiding a Christmas budget blow-out

Dec 15, 2017 2:10:30 PM

There’s nothing quite like Christmas for evoking memories of long, lazy summer days, presents under the tree, and BBQ’s on the beach. Unfortunately, for many people though, Christmas can be a stressful time too. Coping with extra expenses at this time of year without blowing the budget is a challenge. Here are our tips for doing just that.

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Topics: Christmas, new zealand real estate, mortgage adviser, Budgeting, Christmas spending

Christmas Holiday Traditions

Dec 14, 2017 12:40:00 PM

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year again. Before you get carried away by the silly season, take a moment to slow down and plan some fun holiday traditions to share with your family. From Secret Santa to a Christmas countdown, here are some of our favourite ideas to help you get started on creating your own Christmas holiday traditions.

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Topics: Christmas, new zealand real estate, mortgage adviser, Holiday Traditions