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Budgeting for the Holidays

Posted: 6:26 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 09:35:34-04
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's the most expensive time of year.

Halloween is just three weeks away and it's time to start thinking about how to save for the big holidays. Consumer Credit Counseling service in West Seneca says to look for cheaper candy, some times that's not chocolate. You can also shop at Thrift stores for hand make your costumes.

For Thanksgiving Scott Laughlin of the CCCS says it may be a good idea to have a pot luck dinner. Have everyone bring a dish to split the costs.

For Christmas it's all about planning, Laughlin says. It's important to make a list of people you need to buy for and then stick to that budget. It may be smart to start putting away extra money now when you get your paychecks.

Consumer Credit Counseling has budgeting sessions for only $25 if you need more help.