Spending money while you’re on a debt-free journey or just simply living on a budget can be a touchy subject! And it seems that the Holiday Seasons only amplify the anti-shopping talk all over social media.
I'm sharing about why I choose to shop for Christmas with a heart full of gratitude instead of mind full of guilt. I'll also explain why budgeting, especially at this time of year, should bring you freedom, and how to create that freedom for yourself.
In this episode, I talk about:
How to overcome the guilt of spending money
My view on all of the anti-shopping talk around social media
Why budgeting should bring you freedom
How to create financial freedom for yourself during The Holidays
Why shopping is one of my goals
How I cultivate gratitude with my Christmas Shopping
“I choose to shop for Christmas with a heart full of gratitude instead of a heart full of guilt.”
“At least you’ll know where you stand, at least it won’t catch you off guard, at least you will have your opinion already formed.”
“I just don’t want you to feel guilty. Whatever you do, do what is best for you, your family, your situation, your goals, and don’t feel guilty. Stand strong in your reasoning.”
“If you can honestly afford it, I just feel like there shouldn’t be any guilt behind that.”
“I just really want you to go into the season standing strong in your reasoning for whatever plan you come up with. I want you to go into it with your heart in the right place, with a solid plan, without guilt, and without fear.”
“Stand strong knowing that your long-term goals are ultimately more important, but if you can give and you can bless others without hurting your long-term goals…if you can do it from a good place…then do it! …and don’t apologize for it.”
[Free Resources] My Budget-Friendly Christmas Resources
[Free Download] Printable Family Holiday Budget Planner
FAMILY HOLIDAY BUDGET PLANNER
Every worksheet you need to keep your family's Holiday Budget under control + organized!
12 pages include:
Overview Holiday Budget
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HEY I'M SAMI WOMACK
I'm the wife to my high school sweetheart, Daniel, + homeschooling momma to our 3 girls. I'm the Budgeting Coach + Motivational Speaker behind
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My family used to be in $490k of debt + living paycheck-to-paycheck, but after we hit rock bottom everything changed for us!
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