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Posted in Your Money | November 2014

Budgeting help during the holidays

Budgeting help during the holidays
The best time to plan a holiday budget is before you’re right in the thick of things. There are simple ways to watch your spending, like having—and sticking to—a gift list, comparison shopping online, or agreeing to draw names so everyone is only purchasing gifts for one or two people instead of the whole clan. But if you have a lot of presents to buy, family and friends to entertain, and travel arrangements to make, the financial commitments can put a strain on your finances, which is the last thing you want to worry about during the holidays.

Foresters can help.

Our Everyday Money benefit is a toll-free, personalized and confidential phone-based financial helpline that gives you access to accredited counselors who can answer your questions about day-to-day management of your money—including how to navigate the holiday expenses without breaking your budget.

November is the ideal time for a budget planning consultation with one of our financial counselors who can assess your financial situation and help you develop a budget that makes sense for you and your family. It’s also a great time to check out our free Money Management Webinar, which can help you learn how to develop a budget and deal with debt using our complimentary budgeting and debt management forms found on

In addition to help with your family budget, members can call our Everyday Money counselors to ask about:

  • Debt consolidation
  • Financial planning
  • Estate planning
  • Insurance
  • Investment planning
  • Real estate
  • Retirement planning
  • College funding
  • Mortgage/refinancing
  • Pensions

All you have to do is call toll-free 800 444 3043 to speak with an Everyday Money counselor, and start planning for a happy and stress-free holiday season today.

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