Douugh’s Monthly Money List - December

For most people, the Christmas countdown and getting into the holiday spirit started a couple of weeks ago, and why not, we’re all in need of something to look forward to!

To keep with the Christmas spirit and here at Douugh we are all about giving, here are our financial festive favorites to help you not sabotage all your hard saving efforts during this pricey time!

Blog:

Miriam Caldwell has been writing about budgeting and personal finance basics since 2005, and she has put together a great piece on holiday budgeting and how to stick to it. This Christmas is dedicated to reenergizing and relaxing, so take the stress out of it all by creating and sticking to a specific holiday budget. Read her blog Get Tips on Making and Sticking to a Holiday Budget and stress less and enjoy more this festive season.

Blog:

My Money Coach aims to help individuals and families find solutions to their debt and money problems. Julie Jaggernath has written, 6 Smart Money Tips for the Holiday Season, about taking back control of your holiday season by slowing things down. Showing you how to create a plan, even though Christmas is only a few weeks away. A short plan is better than no plan.

Podcast:

She’s On The Money hosted by Victoria Devine shares her foolproof tips for financial freedom. Including a great podcast called 5 ways to not go broke this festive season, where she put together her top tips for budgeting your way through the silly season.

Podcast:

If you're trying to save money, spend less, adopt minimalism, pay off debt or reach financial independence, then you’ll love this show by two ladies Jen Smith & Jill Sirianni - Frugal Friends.

With the holiday season upon us all, they’ve put together a great podcast covering the biggest pitfalls to blowing your budget - impulse spending! Listen to Tips for Avoiding Holiday Impulse Buying where they explore how stores, whether in person or online, prey upon customers’ tendencies to make impulsive purchases and what we can do to avoid these traps and not overspend!