Stress can ruin your holidays, especially if it involves money. Holiday season should be the most wonderful time of the year. Here are a few tips to keep your holiday joyful and lessen your financial stress.
It’s so important to create a holiday budget. Creating a holiday budget is the best way to prevent overspending and lessen the stress through the holidays. Taking time to plan your gifts and organize holiday expenses instead of random and last-minute spending, will save money and lessen stress around over spending.
Cut spending in other areas. Eliminate spending on meals out, movie theater visits, and non-gift related shopping trips. You can also tighten up spending by lowering extra spending on things like morning coffee, lunch out, or even smoking.
Budget your time, budgeting your time can end up saving you tons of money. Allow enough time for all your holiday preparations.
Make peace with your limitations, you must prioritize. We will want to celebrate every holiday to the max and attend every party and send cards and gifts to everyone we know, we can’t. Acknowledging this prior to the holiday season and planning ahead as to what’s most important to you and be okay with letting go of some of the stuff at the bottom of the list.
Holidays are for food, fun and family. Remember that money can’t buy the memories of time spent and memories shared so enjoy each other. Happy Holidays!
Stove - Cooking for the holidays? If you have not used your oven in a while, make sure to test it out to make sure everything is working well in preparation of holiday cooking. If you are experiencing any problems call the work order hotline at 1-866-882-8418 to submit a work order.
Turkey Fryers - Fry outdoors, away from buildings and other combustible items. Never use a fryer indoors. Keep children and pets away.
Furnace - Check your heat is working correctly prior to extremely cold weather.
Pets - For your convenience, pet bag stations have been placed throughout the community. Please make sure to clean up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in the proper receptacle. Bags should not be left on the ground at the bag stations.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2018 Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.
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November 5th - Daylight Savings Time! Turn clocks back 1 hour!
November 10th - Veterans Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
November 15th - Veterans Job Fair; 9am-2pm at Club Meade
November 23rd – Happy Thanksgiving
*Thanksgiving Break – All offices will be closed starting Thursday, November 23rd and will reopen Monday