Money Saving Ideas for the Holidays

savingholidaysMoney Saving Ideas for the Holidays


The holiday season usually means spending more than your monthly expenses on gifts, specialty food, crafts, decorations and last-minute items. Unfortunately, these expenditures can pare down your savings in a flash, or encourage overspending on your credit card.
Most people want to spend more on their friends and family during the holidays, but you don’t have to overextend your finances to celebrate. Here are some simple and effective money saving ideas for the holiday season. (more…)

50 ways to save on your holidays

savingholidays50 ways to save on your holidays




Schools are clamping down on parents who take their children on holiday during term time. At many, to get permission for even one extra day off at either end of a holiday requires a degree of form filling and letter writing that wouldn’t be out of place in a Soviet police station. Even then, the final decision rests on the whim of the chairman of governors.

While the difference a day makes to a child’s education is unquantifiable, it can add thousands of pounds to the price of a family holiday. But with this option of saving money virtually outlawed, how do you stick within the rules without breaking the bank? (more…)

Top tips for saving money on holiday

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Car hire
If you hire a car for at least two weeks a year, it’s worth taking out insurance to cover the extras demanded by rental firms at foreign airports. It’s the only way to beat the “super collision damage waiver (CDW)” car hire sting that typically adds around £30 a week to a car hire bill.

Go to a website such as – which, for an annual premium of £49 (Europe) or £65 (worldwide), will cover you for this. (more…)

5 Money Saving Tips for the Holidays

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Cost-saving tips that can help you avoid financial stress this holiday season

“There’s so much excitement, you can really go completely overboard” during the holidays, says “The Debt Diva” Clarky Davis, money-saving expert for CareOne Credit Counseling, who has appeared on MSNBC and Fox News. Pair that truth with a frosty economic climate, and many families are left facing a humbugged holiday season. But fear not. Here are five ideas that can make your year-end festivities less expensive yet perhaps even more meaningful. (more…)

Money Saving Tips for Holidays



1. Book early

It cannot be said too many times; if you want cheaper flights with the major airlines, especially long-haul, then you should try and get in as early as possible. Over a matter of weeks or sometimes days, prices can change immensely. Planes, trains and buses all have a quota of seats they will sell for the lowest price and then prices just increase.

However, if you’re not fussy about where you go, you can still get some very good late deals. and Laterooms tend to be good for this, giving you a cheap spur-of-the-moment holiday. (more…)