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3 Financial Tools to Pay for Short-Term Holiday Expenses

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, it can also be a period of increased financial stress as the costs of gifts, travel, and festivities start to add up. The right financial tools can help you navigate seasonal expenses without breaking the bank. Consider these financial tools to help you manage your holiday expenses effectively.

Payday loans

Online payday loans in Canada offer access to around $1,500 to help pay for  holiday expenses. These versatile loans can be used for gifts, decorations, travel, and more. They may come in handy when you’re faced with emergency expenses too.

A payday loan is usually processed the same day you apply, so most applicants don’t have to worry about long approval timelines. You’ll need to show a source of income and be at least 18 years old to apply, but unlike some other loans, you don’t need an established credit history or good credit score. Fewer eligibility criteria make payday loans an accessible financial tool for anyone with no credit or a low credit score.

Credit cards

The basic premise of a credit card is that it allows you to make purchases now that you can pay for later (at the end of your billing cycle, usually a few weeks later) without interest. However, a good credit card can offer other benefits too. You may earn points or cashback on credit card purchases and benefit from additional deals and discounts when you shop at certain stores or e-commerce sites.

Credit cards give you access to a line of credit that you can repay with or without interest based on your repayment timeline; many credit cards also offer membership to a rewards program that lets you accumulate rewards that you can redeem for travel, gift cards, or even statement credits later.

Price comparison tools and coupons

Before you make any holiday purchases, it’s essential to shop around and find the best deals. Online price comparison tools like Google Shopping and CamelCamelCamel (for Amazon) can help you find the lowest prices on the items you want to buy. Price alerts can notify you when a product’s price drops, giving you the opportunity to lock in a deal.

You can also save some money by actively seeking out discount codes and affiliate links that may lower the price of the items you want. Browser extensions like Honey automatically apply coupon codes at checkout so you can get the best deal. By being a savvy shopper and taking advantage of these tools, you can stretch your holiday budget further.

The holiday season can be financially challenging at times. But using these financial tools can help you manage expenses effectively and enjoy the season without the stress of overspending.