Start now and you can save the $600 Canadians tend to budget for gifts long before Santa comes to town.
Think you can set aside an extra $8 a day for the next 75 days or so? If you do, you’ll have amassed $600 — roughly the same amount the average Canadian budgeted for gifts last year.
Imagine how good it will feel to wake up on Boxing Day without that all-too-common credit card bill hangover.
Here are some ideas from around the MoneySense office that will either help you save, or earn, the extra $56 a week for the next 11 weeks or so.
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