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Common Cents - Budgeting for the Holidays -
by Caroline Paterson – CPA, CGA, Paterson Henn CPA – Most of us don’t like budgeting at any time, let alone during the holidays when we want to make our loved ones happy. Spending time with our family and friends is the best part about the holidays; the gift giving is a fun part too but shouldn’t cause us stress. Here are some ideas for making the holidays more enjoyable: Set a total budget amount for gift giving, decorations, food and evenings out – this should be a reasonable amount based on your income level. List the people you will buy …