November 17, 2003
Know your budget before you shop
(HealthDayNews) -- As you get ready for holiday shopping, the New York State Healthy Schools program offers these tips to help you stay within your budget:
- Plan for costs besides gifts, such as decorations, food and travel.
- Make a list of everyone you want to shop for and estimate how much you want to spend on each person.
- Pay with cash. This helps you stay within your limits.
- If money is tight, you can give people the gift of your time. Offer to shovel someone's snow, run an errand, prepare a meal or help out with housework.