The festive season is the best time to get friends and family together, with Christmas often responsible for our most cherished childhood memories. However, recent economic uncertainty and strains on our personal finances have made saving money for gifts, cards and partying all the more difficult.
But while presents, food, drink and socializing will no doubt form the basis of most people’s expenditure over Christmas, but is there anything else we’ve forgotten about? Well, research from MoneySupermarket has shown that in fact there are loads of additional costs that don’t even get considered during the holidays – including travel and energy bills.
Of course, these costs are something you should definitely keep in mind, just try not to let them ruin your celebrations. There are ways to have a more thrifty Christmas that won’t make you come across as a bit of a Scrooge – and this handy infographic lists a few that will help you avoid a financial hangover when the New Year comes around.
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