Make Those Lists and Check Them Twice: Tips for Budgeting for the Holidays

Join our #CreditChat on Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitter, and Snapchat every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. In this chat, we helped to get you ready for the Holidays with Holiday budgeting tips.

The panel included:  Dr. Sean Stein Smith: CPA, CGMA, Assistant Professor at Lehman College (CUNY), columnist, and member of the AICPA Financial Literacy Commission; Jackie Lam: Writer and Founder of; Shannon McNay: Writer for Student Loan Hero; Rod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

We also featured financial tips all week on Snapchat.

Questions Discussed:

  • Q1: When do you personally start thinking about your holiday budget?
  • Q2: Why is a holiday budget important for money management?
  • Q3: What items should be factored into a holiday budget?
  • Q4: What are best practices for ensuring you stick to your holiday budget?
  • Q5: How can people be smart with credit during the holidays?
  • Q6: How can you bring in extra income during the holidays to help offset the spending?
  • Q7: What are your favorite ways to save during the holidays?
  • Q8: How can someone who is struggling to make ends meet navigate the holidays and gift giving?
  • Q9: Do you have any favorite apps or resources to help you manage your money or save during the holidays?
  • Q10: Any final holiday budget tips?

View the Complete Tweetchat via Storify:


The Simple Holiday Budget Anyone Can Follow via WiseBread

Avoid These 5 Common Holiday Budget Pitfalls  via WiseBread

Audio: Keeping Debt Down During the Holidays via Ask Experian

Holiday Shopping Survey Results via Ask Experian

 A Holiday Spending Survival Guide via Ask Experian

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