Holiday Spending Tips & Resources
It’s been a long few years for many of us and now with supply chain issues and rising prices on just about everything, holiday spending can be an added challenge this year.
To make sure you keep the happy in your holidays, here are a few important holiday reminders:
1. Make a List
Put pen to paper and make a list of all of your holiday needs, including food, travel, and gifts.
2. Set Expectations
With news reports and empty store shelves, some of the popular items on your list may not be available this holiday season. Have a back-up plan. Remember, the true reason for the holiday season lives with family and friends over things!
3. Put a Budget to your list
Once you’ve identified your shopping needs, look at your financial situation realistically to help decide how much you are willing and able to spend. Then, stick to your budget.
4. Don’t Wing it
Keep track of your spending throughout the holiday season. If you found the perfect decoration or must-have gift but it wasn’t on your list, you’ll want to evaluate the rest of your spending. Unplanned purchases can add up and quickly bust your budget.
5. Make it Personal
Not all gifts needs to be store-bought. Handmade items that come from the heart can have greater value to those receiving them. Don’t forget to include the cost of supplies in your budget.
6. Watch for Sales
Start Early. Check coupons, including online discount finders. Take advantage of retailers Black Friday or other special sale days and promotions. Be aware of added shipping costs and delivery times to avoid unexpected charges or delays.
Need a helping hand this holiday season?
Even with the best laid plan and budget, sometimes we just need a little extra financial boost to make it through the holiday season. We want to help. Our Pyramid’s Holiday Helper loan is a convenient and affordable option.
We’re offering an easy, online application with funds deposited to your Pyramid account within 24 hours of approval. You have confidence that you’re working with a local, trusted financial partner, rather than a high-interest bank or credit company. And, you’ll be helping others in need right here in Tucson. Pyramid will be donating 1% of every Holiday Helper loan to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
To learn more, visit Pyramid Holiday Helper loan.