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Old 10-08-08, 06:55 AM
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What do your holiday budgets for this year look like for this year? Are you cutting back, keeping it the same, spending more?

I think we'll be cutting back this year. although I say that every year, and we always end up spending about the same.
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I'm not sure. The main reason is we're not buying lots of toys. This year I think we'll be getting a new home laptop, some special photo software, Wii gaming system and then a few clothes and other misc stuff. But those are big ticket items. We just don't need anymore toys so that is OUT.
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We don't spend a lot anyway. We spend about $100 on each kid, $20 on each other, and about $200-$300 total on everyone else.

So to cut back for us would mean not spending much of anything.
 
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Usually every year we have gone insane with buying toys for the kids during Christmas, but they just don't *need* anything. Naia's bday is in Oct., Shaye is Nov., and Laela is 2 days after Christmas. So, they will be getting plenty of loot this fourth quarter.
 
I think we'll keep it to just a few items for each girl this year.
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we're working hard to cut back. Not that we were ever very wild with the budget before. We're cheapo's and don't spend alot of everyone (and hardly anything on each other) but I do spend about $100-150 on the kids (each) and I'm going to try and cut it way back this year.

Its not that we don't have the $ - our financial situation has not changed, but we are nervous about the economy and want all non-essential $ put away for emergencies which seem much more likely now than ever before.
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