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5 tips to beat the festive overspend

woman-pen-mouth-300Did you get paid early in December? Many of us find ourselves with an early Christmas present when the final salary of the year comes a week or two early – however this does of course mean that there’s a much longer run than usual until the next one in January. 

Experian research has found that eight out of 10 of Brits (81%) found the early payday a hindrance when it comes to their festive finances*.  In fact, more than half (53%) of those paid earlier than usual in December said they struggle to meet their bills by mid-January, with more than a third (35%) overspending at Christmas by an average of £207 on things like food & drink, heating & fuel, and various seasonal extras. Continue reading

If money were no object, what would you buy for Christmas?

25th December is getting nearer ….so we took to the streets the other day to ask people what they’d buy for Christmas, if money were no object.

Here are some of the responses!

*NB: competition now closed.