Guest – Diane Kennedy, CPA
What the family budget and baking have in common?
Everyone loves the holidays but often we (women) try to do too much. It's easy to end up so exhausted we don't enjoy ourselves. That's why we're hosting experts to share 24 holiday tips to help you re-balance how you spend your time and money during this holiday season. We hope you enjoy these tips about managing the family budget, and yes … you'll enjoy Diane's stories about holiday baking too.
Favorite Holiday Activity
Diane comes from a family of cooks, and she loves all opportunities to get together and cook. We'll let you listen to our 12 minute tip, to learn where the baking comes in … and it's a great story!
3 Tips: Managing the Family Budget Over the Holidays
Diane is a CPA, owner of US Tax Aid, an author, speaker, real estate investor, and a highly sought-after tax strategist. When you visit her website you'll see her motto, “It's Your Money, Keep More of It”. That makes Diane especially qualified to help all of us learn how to set a family budget and stick to it over the holidays.
If you want to relax and look back to all the great memories you created during the holidays, without fretting over the credit card bill, you'll want to listen to Diane's family budget tips live. For those who want the 2 minute summary, here are Diane's 3 tips for managing the family budget throughout the holidays (and year round too).
- Track what you've spent … not what you saved!
- Write down everything you've spent, or even easier (more accurate), take a photo of every receipt … love this one.
- Save for the holidays (that's your budget) and if you go over, have a plan for paying credit cards off quickly.
If you'd like to listen to Diane and I talking about her tips, click to listen to the recording …
Most Important Holiday Goal
Once you get to know Diane, this won't surprise you. She looks forward to spending time with family that's enjoyable and fun for everyone. Ultimately it's about creating great memories for you and those you love.