Help with Seasonal Expenses; Christmas & Summer

How to cope with Seasonal Expenses including Christmas and Summer…

Just the mere mention of Christmas can send some of us into a blind panic! Much as we love the concept of the season, and all the fun and festivities, it just seems to get more and more expensive each year.

It really helps to get some extra money in place beforehand so that you can enjoy Christmas without stress and worry.

So, if you do need money for Christmas how can you do this?

Some options to consider:
Two main ways that can help you if you need money for Christmas are taking on additional work and selling some of your goods.

Additional Work
Seasonal work: In the run up to Christmas there are lots of seasonal opportunities where you may be able to find extra work. Something you can perhaps do for a few evenings or weekends to fit in around your day job?

Such as retail work, bar work, hospitality or Christmas party work? It is a good time of year to find extra work if you need money for Christmas.

Additional work from home: There are a wide variety of Internet sites – such as Upwork and Amazon Mechanical Turk – that list extra work that you can do from home

Offer a paid service: If you have a skill that people need – and have the necessary references where applicable – this could be a good way of earning some extra cash quickly.

Are you able to do babysitting, dog walking, cleaning, garden clearing, DIY or odd jobs – any of the services for which busy people would be prepared to pay someone reliable.

Sell something
Consider sites like eBay/Shpock/Gumtree for general sales and more specialist sites such as WeBuyBooks, Music Magpie and Ziffit to sell books/CDs/DVDs.

Or you may want to try something more locally such as a car boot sale, a local Internet selling site or adverts in local newspapers or shop windows. Some goods such as jewelry can also be sold to shops for instant cash.

If you are a creative person, is there anything that you can make to sell at Christmas fairs? Can you sew or bake, or perhaps make attractive Christmas cards.

People are very open to buying all kinds of different gift-orientated goods at this time of year and you just might find your niche!

How Simple Fast Loans can help
In addition to all the above you may decide to go for a cash loan if you still need money for Christmas. Just be careful who you borrow from and make sure that you find a lender that you feel you can trust and try to regularly put a bit of money aside from now on so as to avoid any more festive panics in future!

This publication do not constitute financial advice and are provided for general information purposes only.