How to Set a Gift Giving Budget for Your Family

I’m so excited to share this guest post by Anne from Unique Gifter!

Like every other category in your life, gifts need to be budgeted for too. Whether it’s those little expenses here and there for office baby showers and kids’ birthday parties or big purchases for birthdays and holidays, gift giving can really throw off your budget if you’re not prepared. If you don’t already have one in place, here’s how to set a gift giving budget for your family.

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How to Set a Gift Giving Budget for Your Family

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Preparing for COVID-19


I’m continuing on the Coronavirus mode because it is the topic that is dominating everyone’s thoughts and conversations. With Pesach (Passover) on the way people are very worried about their travel plans and everyone is very concerned about all the germs that may pass on Purim.

Preparing for Coronavirus

So I decided to do a quick round-up of some blog posts about preparing for a pandemic and Coronavirus in particular.

How to Prepare for Coronavirus

Round-up of Preparing Posts

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Coronavirus Emergency

The Time has Come

So coronavirus is here and the time has come for all preppers to say I told you so and for all personal finance bloggers to look smugly from their 3-6 month expenses in in a saving account and say “I told you so”.

Saving Money for Emergencies

I’ve blogged before about my Life Happens fund and emergency fund and this just seems much bigger than a broken refrigerator or a trip to the dentist. 2 weeks’ quarantine is much bigger than all of that and that is if everything return back to normal after this. We have no clue how quickly everything will rebound or get back to normal. How resilient is our supply chain? How much have we been depending on foreign workers (especially china) to be able to supply us with really cheap goods? Will we be able to afford things that are made in America? Will this cause a recession? Who knows. I certainly don’t.

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