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Tips and Resources

Christmas can be a stressful and expensive time of year.

But if you put aside some time to plan, you may be able to avoid some of that stress and the shock of your credit card bill in January.

Here you’ll find budgeting tips, steps for straightforward gift shopping, easy recipe ideas and some thrifty but thoughtful gifts.

Christmas Budgeting Tips

A budget is a very important tool and will help guide you through this time of the year when we tend to spend excessively.

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Make your own Cellophane bags

Cellophane bags, as opposed to sheets of cellophane, make wrapping homemade baked goods a breeze and are available in a variety of sizes.

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Make your own Festive Party Bags

Paper party favour bags (available in a variety of sizes) are a great solution for small, hard-to-wrap gifts and can be easily given your in...

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New Year's financial resolutions

The New Year is a great time to implement some new financial habits. Kristen Hartnett, from Moneycare, shares three ways to make 2017 the ye...

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Household tips and tricks

Ten simple ideas to help around the house!

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10 steps to Christmas shopping

Kristen Hartnett, Salvation Army Moneycare Counsellor, shares her plan to cut the financial stress out of your Christmas.

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Back-to-school budgeting tips

Parents can fork out hundreds of dollars in the weeks leading up to the start of school after the summer holidays. Here's a few simple ways...

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10 affordable ideas for the school holidays

Christmas is a great time for families to get creative and participate in fun activities together that don't break the budget.

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Kids Christmas Magazine

The Salvation Army has produced a Christmas magazine for kids filled with fun puzzles, stories and craft ideas, as well as a list of enterta...

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