an expensive month....December...

@asliah (11149)
Philippines
December 7, 2011 7:08am CST
December is already here and i am preparing myself to the expenses i could have this month,even though i receive my 13 month pay still cannot be to save money because i have three occasion to celebrate,the first is my father's birthday,second is the Christmas Day and the third is the New Year's Day.And the result of this no money i can save. do you think this month is really expensive due to many ocassions?why?how will you manage your money this month?
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@marguicha (94440)
• Chile
21 Dec 11
I do some buying beforehand and many of my gifts and homemade jams and chutneys. Fortunatly I donĀ“t have any birthdays this month. My hardest months are June and October as birthdays go. I like to give a nice birthday present and only a little something to the small kids for Christmas.
@dodo19 (32867)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
11 Dec 11
It is so very true. December does seem to be a very expensive month. It's definitely not an easy month to go through. But somehow I think most people manage to make it through. It's a challenge, but I like to think that it always works out.
@nophie (2338)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 11
maybe because you must spend some of your earning for christmas event.. because iam not celebrating christmas, so i had no special budget for december outcome..
@inertia4 (27665)
• United States
9 Dec 11
December is always a hard financial month for everyone. But the crazy thing is that every time we turn around, there is always either a holiday or a birthday to spend money on.
@JER616 (551)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
Your predicament, as well as of most of the people fooled by the roman catholic church in its teaching of christmas and new year that are not within the Biblical teachings of Christianity, is very normal these days. Your and other peoples' view of these traditions of the catholic church has been taken advantage of businessmen to incite you and others to wanton spending in the guise of sharing and gift-giving. satan has also taken advantage of such tradition to take your belief away from the truth contained in the Bible.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
You right, friend. This month is an expensive month. Money is hard to find but it easy to lost it... I don't know how to manage expenses this month...Earnings is no longer sufficient paying bills alone... Hope we are all millionaire to buy everything we need in this world hehe
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I agree with you Ms asliah me too had a experienced that december is so expensive to me because i need to buy a gift to my many godchild and to my family, they need to prepare this coming christmas because all my relatives are going to our house, they celebrate christmas and even expensive this month of december i'm happy because all my relatives and family have a great chrismas.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
8 Dec 11
Yes you are right but not only December month but also Nov. month was also expensive because marriage season and festival season are started.
@derek_a (10902)
8 Dec 11
Yes, December is an expensive month, I think for many people, but it's always been that way for me as it is an expectation. I remember a few years ago I agreed with my family that we would not buy presents just cards, to make it cheaper for all of us. But that didn't last, somebody started to buy presents and the next thing I knew we were all buying presents again. I guess I have resigned myself to it now, but what I have found is that if I start looking and buying things around August time, it doesn' have to be so expensive in December. It is just a matter of remembering to do this, and my memory isn't very good and some years I forget completely. But who wants to think about Xmas in the warmth of the summer? I don't that's for sure! _Derek
@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Well, seeing as I don't have work right now, I really don't have much to spend. So I try not to look at things that I want to give away as gifts for Christmas. I love giving gifts to my friends and family, but sadly, this year, it looks like I won't get to do that.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
December offers a lot of occasions for us. With that, we have to spend money! Money is used to buy food and other things needed for the celebration. Maybe we should get ready financially for the coming of the month of December. In that way, we prepare our selves to all the expenses.
@wongchoiyee (7350)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 11
My savings now remains USD100. I can't spend it as I like. I must save for a rainy day so that after new year I can save for Chinese New Year.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
8 Dec 11
I accumulate credit card points throughout the year, and use those points to pay for the holidays. I also try and accumulate my online earnings. besides Christmas, and my daughter's birthday in december, my husband and mines car insurance is due. That is a $600 dollar expense. We set aside a bit every month for the insurance, but still writing that check is not a fun feeling.
@mjmarcha (11)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
you're right,December is an expensive month for people. Lots of them are going to provinces to meet their loved ones. proper budget of expenses should be the way to celebrate this Christmas season. watch out for things that has an alternative and will save you some bucks.
@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
8 Dec 11
Hi Asliah, I also feel the pinch, since Chinese New Year is just a month later. I think the festive seasons are all coming together, and there is no way to avoid spending money. My mother is having her birthday in December too. We are going to a short trip after New Year, since December is a very expensive month to travel. All these cost money. But creating memory is more important. I think thirty years later, all we have are memories of our parents. So I do not mind spending more money now, just to have time to get together and share happy moments.
@neelia_lyn (2004)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Make it 3-in-1, asliah :) Christmas is I think the most expensive holiday of the year. It's like saving and earning money for 11 months then spend it in just one month (December). But I guess we could always try to spend wisely especially now that everything is expensive. Just keep some reserve just in case someone will give you a surprise visit and say "Merry christmas, ninang (godmother)!" :D I'm sure you are expecting that, lucky you if you have 5 or more godchildren. Merry Christmas!
• United States
7 Dec 11
You don't have to spend all your money, you can let people know how much you care for them with a card or something that can be redeemed later. Everything seems to be more expensive during the holidays but everything is on sale, hmmmm. I would set aside some money for gifts and entertainment and then stick with it.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Wow,so much and great reason to celebrate the month of December. Yah,it sounds expensive and money spending for you but worth it right? Besides, this comes only once in a year. I will save more for this special month
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Yeah this month is really expensive.There are lots of things to buy,so many gatherings to attend to.I try to manage my money to save a bit.Not done with the things to buy but hopefully I could find some stuffs that are really affordable and with very cheap prices.
@nezavisima (7418)
• Bulgaria
7 Dec 11
Oh this December is terribly expensive. especially for me. with us starting from the sixth month of December. with us here then we have two St. Nicholas Name List and then buy gifts on December 9, Saint Anne is one of my aunt and said so again present. then on December 21, my birthday again and spending the other rural festivals. very expensive but very nice holiday. Worse is that when you do not get money and you can not buy everything you want. success. I will have money to earn them alone and to do great expense because it is currently not working and I will be hard but we must think positively. nice day!