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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