A Frugal Christmas and a Debt Free New Year

Are you cutting back this Christmas?  Research by the Co-Operative Bank shows that a third of us are spending less this year than last year and nearly two thirds of us keeping our budget the same.

I am a great believer that in order to have a good christmas, you need to take a step back and realise that it isn’t about what you get it is about spending time with the ones you love and really enjoying spending time together.  We have had a fantastic advent, making, baking and just generally having fun together and I am so looking forward to spending some time with all my family over the next couple of weeks.

Looking at the infographic below as was shocked to find that I live in the region spending the most and just how much less we have spent.  This just goes to reinforce with me that you do not have to spend to find happiness.

2012 Christmas Infographic

A Frugal Christmas and a Debt Free New Year – An infographic by the team at The Co-operative Bank


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2 Responses

Wow, I don’t spend anywhere near that much. Like you, Jen, it’s not about “what you get” in my home.
I celebrated becoming debt free almost a year ago, now, and it’s been such a weight off my mind all year.

beki | 12.20.12

I’ve been debt free for some time now and had no intention of going down that road again, we may have a lot less this year but I’m looking forward to Christmas more than ever.

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