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Mindful Holiday Spending

By Brittni Barcase

Many years ago, I used to buy really amazing (*cough* expensive *cough*) gifts for my family members at the expense of my own financial well-being. Translation? I charged everything to my credit cards. And, to make matters worse, I would spend that whole next year paying those same credit cards back down to, you guessed it, do it all over again. 

So as you’re being told to “buy early” and “get the deals now,” it might be time to set up some boundaries for yourself around holiday spending. 

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Brittni Barcase is a Health Educator at Jewish Community Services.

The Mental Well, an initiative of JCS, is an online community for young adults, created by young adults, who are navigating the highs and lows that accompany their 20s and 30s. To learn more, visit thementalwellblog.org or email thementalwell@jcsbaltimore.org.

JCS is a comprehensive human services organization providing a broad range of services that meet the diverse, multi-dimensional needs of individuals and families throughout Central Maryland. To learn more, visit jcsbalt.org or 410-466-9200.

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