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Are you a Spendthrift during Christmas Season?

The cool breeze in the morning, the Christmas lights and decorations everywhere, Christmas carols played every now and then in radio stations, shopping malls on sale, bazaars here and there, are the things which remind us that Christmas is just around the corner. As Filipinos, we enjoy spending much during this occasion. Time to buy holiday presents for our loved ones, god children and friends. I, for instance take pleasure in shopping, but do we really need to be a big spender? Do we have to spend lavishly? According to my friend economist, this is the time of the year wherein one can generate extra income, employed people received extra money from company bonuses, thus at which point we can add more to our savings for future needs or necessity. He taught me that the proper way to maintain a financial plan is through the the budget formula: Income – Savings = Expenses. Whew! I do it the other way, income minus expenses equals savings or none at all. Buying gifts and Christmas wish