If you’ve spent the whole year saving money, then you should know that there’s one final hurdle before you can enter the new with money in your account. That hurdle is the holidays. You would be surprised how easy it is to blow your entire bank account in Accra during Christmas. If you want to be smart this holiday season, these tips will help you save some money.
You Don’t Have To Attend All The Events
It’s Christmas in Accra. You know Accra is a tourist destination during the holidays. You, a mortal Ghanaian, are not the target market for all the events during the holidays. Make sure that when you’re picking what events to go and jam under that you pick the ones that won’t break your account balance apart.
Take Taxis Over Uber
The holidays are one of the times where using a ride share service is definitely a big mistake. Most services are going to have their prices surged, and that aside, during the holidays it’s very easy for actual ride prices to be larger than the app’s estimates.
Set Budgets Per Person For Your Gifts
When you’re getting gifts for people during the holidays you might break your bank account if you try and get everyone the perfect gift that they want. What you should do instead is set a budget for everyone that you’re getting a gift. Not only is it better for your wallet but having a gift budget for someone makes deciding on what to get them easier.
Look For Holiday Discounts On Your Online Shopping App And Buy In Bulk
During the holidays you can avoid unnecessary traffic by just staying at home and ordering your gifts online. If you’re going to do this though make sure that you check multiple different online stores to get the best prices on the items that you want, and because it’s the holidays you can expect a lot of deals. You should also buy in bulk so that you can reduce the delivery costs for yourself.