Follow these Christmas budgeting tips to avoid financial strife and simply enjoy family, friends and fond memories, writes Effie Zahos.
Imagine Christmas Day without the discarded wrapping paper and the stress of storing a pile of brand new stuff. I gave up giving Christmas gifts years ago, and I’ve never looked back.
If your bank balance has survived the pre-Christmas retail frenzy and you still have your eye on something special, the Boxing Day sales can be a great time to bag a bargain.
Celebrate the festive season with these modern twists on classic Christmas recipes: roast turkey with sage stuffing and pork chipolatas, and mini cherry cheesecakes.
We donate at Christmas to help others, but giving to charity is also often tax deductible. So what do you have to do to ensure that you can get tax relief next time you lodge your tax return?
Get creative and use what you have around the house before rushing out and stocking up on expensive wrapping paper. Opt for brown paper and string, handmade gift tags and cards, or hand-painted paper and cards from your kids.
With Christmas fast approaching, you might find you’re in need of some additional funds to put towards presents or travel plans for the annual family feast, so what’s the cheapest way to get your hands on extra cash?
The banks are rolling out a range of interest-free credit card deals in the lead-up to Christmas. But are they worth it, or will they leave you with you a financial hangover in the new year?