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Presents -
How to pay for them


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This episode is a special edition for the Holiday Season on Presents – How to Pay for 

Presents – How to pay for them

In the transcription of this podcast, you’ll see the link to my website where you can see more resources as well as previous episodes of my podcast.

Creative “Mother’s Day” gifts, stories and more.

One year for my wife’s special birthday, (Isn’t every day supposed to be Mother’s Day? At least that’s what I’m told) we wanted to come up with an inspired idea. Money was not the issue, but this idea didn’t cost much and will hopefully inspire other similar ideas for you.

We reached out and gathered recipes from her friends and family and gave her a cookbook! She loved it! 

My wife has a very special Hanukkah present tradition that she does for our kids every year and it is fun – even now that they expect it!

She buys one of their favorite candies or other treats and wraps it in a newspaper.  Then she wraps that. Then she continues to wrap each one a dozen times until it gets to be a sizable-looking gift.

We then video the kids as they open layer by layer until they find their treat inside and share the videos with each other.  

It is fun to see how they creatively unwrap the gifts and the antics that go along with it .

I’m always looking for great ?, so please share!

Within your balance sheet

Today, we’re diving into a topic that resonates with many during this festive time of the year – the holidays.

We’ll be exploring how to navigate the financial aspect of gift-giving, ensuring that we can spread joy without breaking the bank. The goal is to provide you and your family with a joyous and financially-balanced holiday season.

At the end I’ll also suggest creative and quick ways to make money as well!

The holiday season is a beautiful time of year, filled with traditions, celebrations, and the joy of giving. 

However, for many, it can also bring about stress. 

Especially when it comes to managing finances. 

But fear not, because today I’m going to teach you practical and meaningful ways to pay for those presents without compromising the spirit of the season.

First and foremost, let’s set the foundation for a financially-responsible holiday season. 

It’s crucial to establish a budget. 

Just like we plan ahead for our meals during the festive season, we should also plan for our expenses.

Start by listing all potential expenses – gifts, decorations, travel, and meals. 

Once you have a clear picture, allocate a specific budget for each category. 

Remember, the goal is to express love and appreciation in a thoughtful way.

Creative Gift-Giving

Now, let’s explore creative and cost-effective ways to give meaningful gifts. 

Consider the power of handmade presents or personalized experiences. 

A gift from the heart doesn’t always have to come with a hefty price tag.

It could be a scrapbook of shared memories, a playlist of favorite songs, or even a promise for quality time together. These gifts often hold more sentimental value than something store-bought.

Smart Shopping Strategies

As we embark on the quest for the perfect presents, let’s discuss some smart shopping strategies. 

Keep an eye out for sales, discounts, and promotions. Online shopping platforms often have special deals during the holiday season, allowing you to stretch your budget further. Additionally, consider joining forces with family or friends for group gifts. This not only eases the financial burden, but also fosters a sense of community during the festive season.

For next year, plan your gift buying during the week of black friday.  On Amazon there is a section of lightning deals you can sort  for by the biggest discounts and get some truly amazing gifts on a budget!

Embracing the True Spirit

In the midst of the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to lose sight of the true spirit of the holidays. Remember that the most meaningful gifts don’t always come wrapped in shiny paper. 

Acts of kindness, love, and time spent together are priceless.

Take a moment to reflect on the values of the holiday season – generosity, compassion, and gratitude.   

Sometimes, a heartfelt message or a simple act of love can convey the depth of your feelings more than any material gift.

3 quick ways to make money

  1. Your customers are worth more than you think. If you have a business, think hard about what other types of items and services your customers would appreciate a good deal on.  You can then negotiate with a good provider that you trust to share their offer with a cash finder’s fee per purchase. You can also use your prospect list of those who expressed interest in your offers in the past and think about sending a similar promotion to them.  This is what influencers do, so why not you? If you have a list of people who might be interested in ridding their home of poisons and toxins with safe, natural, USA-made products, let me know!
  2. Who can you bring value to? Rather than wait for job offers etc. What skill do you have that someone could use right now? Can you do phone calls? Data entry? Graphic design? Just reach out to small business owners you know and offer these services to them as a one-time inexpensive side gig and. You’ll get bites as they are overwhelmed right now.
  3. Offer Promotions. If you have a business, offer your team small cash now incentives to bring in a new client. It will be a big win-win for both of you! My ecommerce business is offering $50 in cash right away for every new customer of the same products I mentioned in item #1.

There you have it, my friends.

Tips and strategies to navigate the financial aspect of the holiday season. 

Remember, it’s not about how much you spend – but the thought and love behind your gestures.

As always, thank you for joining me on “The Rabbi Who Got Rich on Sundays”.

If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to subscribe, and please share your thoughts and experiences with us. 

Until next time, happy holidays.

In the next podcast, we will be starting a  new mini-series called, “Business Relationships – Hiring, Firing and Working with Business Partners”.

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