Vincenza Vicari-Bentley, AFC
Utah Money Moms Contributor
The holidays are time of year when people get together, enjoy some good family time and of course, spend copious amounts of money. Last year, U.S. households spent an average of $1,536 during the season. If you’re feeling the pressure to spend in order to make your family or friends happy, I wanted to share a few ideas that might help take the pressure off. During the last 9 months being pretty much confined at home I’ve learned that happiness and what brings me joy really has nothing to do with money. But that’s not the message that I was being bombarded with especially as a young adult fresh out of college...
I thought the only path to joy was buy a bigger house, drive a better car and never wear the same outfit twice. But now, the opposite is true – saving money and living more simply is what brings me joy. If you’re feeling the pressure to spend in order to make others happy, I’m going to share a few ideas that might help take the pressure off.
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