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The Most Wonderful Time

During the Christmas season, we all tend to get very jolly. There’s great songs on the radio, lights on the houses, and decorations everywhere. We get to enjoy parties, and dinners, and classic cartoons on TV from when we were kids. I really love all those Christmas cards with everyone’s pictures from the past year on them, it’s really a trip to see how everyone is getting older. From Thanksgiving until New Year’s, the holiday season is chock full of goodness and I love just about every minute of it!

The most wonderful time of the year comes with so many highs and very few lows, but there’s no doubt about what the lowest of those lows are. It can be really expensive making all of this merry and sharing all of these glad tidings. Man, serious damage can be done to those bank accounts and wallet if we aren’t careful. Believe me!

While making sure we are all living within our means is the biggest and best way to ensure we don’t have too much financial plain come that January credit card statement, there are other ways to either save or to make some extra spending cash.

Here are a few ways to help you through this merry season in financial health!

Get the Apps

Sign up for online apps and browser extensions. These are awesome, you just install them one time and they pretty much are always looking out for deals and sales. It’s either automatic or something you need to click and accept, but you will either save a ton of money or get a nice little rebate check back soon after all the damage has been done.

Shop Early, Like A Hawk

Start your shopping well in advance. Yes, you can get some good deals on Black Friday, but that’s far from the best way to do it. Make your wish list early and keep on top of sales as early as August. Yes, August. There’s always a sale it seems and sometimes the items you really want will be on sale Labor Day weekend or at the beginning of November. You can never tell, so keep your eyes peeled for the ads in your newspaper (we get the paper just for these) and sign up for all the email newsletters you can think of. The deals will just keep coming, saving you a ton of cash in the end.

Be Realistic

This is something I have to tell my kids all the time, but the same holds true for me. You cannot and, maybe, should not do it all. You can’t get every last gift on every person’s wish list, as much as you’d like to. They will be happy with whatever you give them trust me. If not, then maybe they shouldn’t be on your list in the first place! Also, as much as I love to party and mingle, sometimes you just have to say no to an invite. If you have back-to-back dinner plans or maybe one of the major parties is hosted by someone you might not really be best of friends with, maybe you should say no. Really, drinks, dinners, gifts, etc. add up so quickly. Yes, it’s so much fun to attend and have a good time, but sometimes too much of a good thing is just that!

Make Something Out Of Nothing

If you are as fortunate as I am, you have some ways to make a little bit of extra cash pretty much out of nothing. By nothing, I don’t mean nothing, I just mean turning some of that stuff you have laying around the house into some nice spending cash. Take old tech for example. That old iPhone is just sitting there after you upgraded. Heck, you’ve upgraded three times since you’ve used it, but you just can’t seem to give it up. Well, maybe it’s time to do just that!! Trade in your old, unused tech for some new, yet to be used cash! The best place I’ve come across to do it has to be TradeMore.

TradeMore is just the best trade in solution I’ve come across. It’s just so simple and the money you will get back is second to none as far as trade-ins go. TradeMore offers competitive prices on a variety of products like smartphones, tablets, and wearables. For example, TradeMore is paying $411 for an iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB vs. the top competitor who is only paying $355.

You can submit a trade in 3 simple steps on www.TradeMore.com
a. Search your device – the interface could not be easier, which just about everything clearly listed out right there for you to select.
b. Evaluate your device condition – a couple of simple questions to see if anything is damaged, cracked, or not able to be powered on.
c. Complete the trade by providing your information – give them your basic information and you’re off!

You will receive an envelope and a free shipping label to ship your device back to TradeMore. Once the device is received and processed by the TradeMore operations team, a digital payment will be sent to the email address on file. TradeMore offers MasterCard Debit Card that customers are free to use at any location that accepts MasterCard, which is pretty much everywhere you would want to shop. These cards are awesome. It’s just that simple, and you’ve made something out of “nothing” just in time to buy that toy or pay for that dinner!

TradeMore strives to create a seamless customer experience that empowers people to unlock the value of used devices in a sustainable manner. They believe that an older device has more value being re-purposed out in the world than sitting in a drawer collecting dust. As a result, their goal is to extend the life-cycle of technology, while reducing the impact on our environment and passing the value onto our customers.

If you’re deep into the holiday season of spending, you should definitely try to find ways to make merry without breaking the bank. TradeMore is a simple and effective way to do it!

To find out more, check out: www.TradeMore.com.

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