December The Month Of Spending Too Much Money!!

@gudheart (12796)
November 15, 2016 2:44pm CST
I have a very expensive month coming up. Not only is it xmas but I have my car that I need to get service, Taxed and MOT. Not to mention the costs of fixing the car if things are found wrong with it during the service and MOT. I am officially broke, but as soon as December arrives I am going to be even more broke! Do you dread all the spending of money in December?
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@Corbin5 (81677)
• United States
15 Nov 16
I do!!! I wish the focus on gifts would go away and the focus was on family, friends and the reason for the special day.
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@gudheart (12796)
15 Nov 16
I agree, it is all about family time!
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@WorDazza (8649)
• Manchester, England
15 Nov 16
Well said! I think the trick is to ensure your children are regularly disappointed at Christmas during their upbringing. That way they won't expect much in the way of presents. Also if you avoid them as much as possible during the year then they'll appreciate the time you have together during the festive period! Now let's see how many people don't realise I'm joking.
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@ptrikha_2 (5787)
• India
24 Feb
@WorDazza This is something that I would have loved to follow in an ideal world, but unable to follow due to certain constraints.
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• United States
15 Nov 16
You got that right!! Bills and bills Christmas shopping Car taxes are due December too!
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@gudheart (12796)
15 Nov 16
Oh and I forgot to mention I had car insurance to buy in dec too!!
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• United States
15 Nov 16
@gudheart ahhh more bills to add :(
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@gudheart (12796)
15 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby I am dreading all the expenses! I have to get some toys for my nieces and nephews and we know how over priced toys can be.
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
16 Nov 16
I buy the Christmas gifts during the year when i see something that it is appropriate. I do not intend to spend a lot of money this year.
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@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
For countless times I promised and broke my promise to not spend too much during December. This year I will promise again and hopefully will not break it again.
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@carebear29 (26178)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
16 Nov 16
Yes it is very true.
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@JudyEv (100923)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov 16
Money just runs out the door sometimes. Certainly December is a bad month for spending.
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@celticeagle (115058)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Nov 16
I think that people make their own stress at this time of year. They want to buy, buy, buy. It is their choice to do so. I think that if people want to buy nice gifts for people on their list they could start a few months ahead of time.
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@marlina (62176)
• Canada
15 Nov 16
No I don't as I plan in advance.
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@jobelbojel (5054)
• Philippines
19 Aug
It is almost -ber month and one thing is for sure December is just around the corner.
@ptrikha_2 (5787)
• India
24 Feb
Well January was quite tough for me, and I had to cut many of my planned things just to get over in the month.
• United Kingdom
22 Dec
I start buying presents really early and get some in the sales at the start of the year. Somehow I seem to do ok.
@shshiju (9321)
• Cochin, India
29 Nov 16
You are right. We have to settle many things in December. Because it is year end and all pending activities of the year come in this month.
@mom210 (5795)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Nov 16
Well, we have 10 kids to buy Christmas for, plus hubby has just broken his windshield. He was driving under a bridge on the highway where they are working and a big rock came down and smashed his windshield . He has giant circles circling around and round all across him window. Not cool. Goodbye $600!!
• United States
16 Nov 16
Every month is an expensive month for me, vet bills, my bills, doctor co pays.. I don't know what a cheap month is ...
@Meramar (1946)
16 Nov 16
There are many expenses we can prevent to reduce our outcomes in December. It mustn't be too expensive if we plan in advance. Usually, I try to start with my plannings in August or September, when prices are still normal. For example, I already have all my gifts for Christmas and I attended my car in october and I also planned the menu, so I started to buy some of the ingredients.
@ms1864 (7002)
• Bangalore, India
16 Nov 16
My expenditures in Decembers are not very different than rest of the months.
@Dena91 (3689)
• United States
15 Nov 16
One of my favorite Merle Haggard songs is If We Can Make It Through December. I understand where you are coming from. Hope you are able to get your car serviced without too much difficulties.
• United States
15 Nov 16
December is a crazy month and Christmas usually does break my bank plus we have family birthdays during December too
• United States
15 Nov 16
thankfully i've not autos to tag 'til april...income tax time which i aint lookin' ferward to 's i've nary a clue what the penalty'll be fer havin' no health insurance fer this year. i don't go all out fer Christmas. i prefer to do my 'heavy giftin' fer folks birthdays, 'r if'n i see somethin' i feel they need/like/want throughout the year, i'll get 't fer 'em if'n possible 'n give 't to 'em right 'way. otherwise, i tend to ferget where i stashed 'em, lol.
@dodo19 (28106)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Nov 16
I do worry a little about December. There are so many expenses during the month of December. So many more than usual. But it's also a really good time, as I am able to spend it with family.