FCS December 2023 / January 2024 Newsletter

FCS December 2023 / January 2024 Newsletter

FCS December 2023 / January 2024 Newsletter

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It's Not Too Late to Develop a Holiday Budget
The holidays are quickly approaching. While holidays give people time to spend with loved ones, all the extra purchases for gifts, food and decorations can quickly escalate. If you have not been saving all year, you might be starting to feel the financial pinch that can come with the season.

Developing a budget can help start your financial preparation for the holidays. Budgets give you a great idea of the amount of money you will need to get through the holidays and will help avoid impulse buying. It is important to include all holiday purchases when developing a budget. Think of any events, travel, charitable donations and gifts that you have planned for the season. Remember to list food and other entertainment costs if you plan on hosting holiday celebrations. Be sure to list each person you plan to give a gift and the amount you plan to spend—no matter how small.

Once you have established a budget, review it. If you are not comfortable with the amount of money the season’s festivities are going to cost, a budget can help you find areas where you can make cuts. For example, you can make decorations instead of buying them or use your own utensils, plates and glasses instead of purchasing paper or plastic. You may also have some people on your gift list that might enjoy a nonmonetary gift, (like assistance completing a project or just your time). If you still need to tighten your belt further, prioritize your purchases. Your family may rather have a big meal together than lots of presents.

Remember your budget as you head to the stores. Consider keeping a copy of the budget to keep you on track and to avoid impulse purchases. Try to use cash or your debit card whenever possible to avoid paying interest on credit card purchases well after the season has ended.


Calendar of Events for December 2023

Calendar of Events for January 2024

Upcoming Classes for December 2023: Holiday Gifts in a Jar, Low Impact Fitness, Cooking Through the Calendar, Intro to Yeast Class, Zippered Bag Sewing Class

Upcoming Classes for January 2024: Rope Trinket Basket, Painting Class, Mindful Eating Workshop, Chemo Turbans, Bible Cover Sewing Class


Save the Dates:
Decluttering & Organizing Series
Lunch & Learn

Book of the Month: Sown in the Stars: Planting by the Signs by Sarah Hall

Membership Dues
Blanket Making
Office Holiday Hours
Bunco Club
Passport Trip to the Reindeer Farm
Homemaker Blood Drive
Holiday Handbells

Health Bulletin
The Gift of Health

Zippy Corn Chowder Recipe

Contact Information

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(270) 465-4511