How to Spend that Holiday Money

Posted on January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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If you were given cash or gift cards over the holidays, you are probably jumping for joy! Instead of a terrible sweater from your aunt or a bunch of junk you have to return (or make space for in the back of your closet), you can use cash to buy what you really wanted. A responsible choice is to go practical with your money and use it to purchase necessities that you’ve been putting off. Make a credit card payment, replace small appliances, buy your college textbooks or restock your pantry. However, most holiday gifts are about splurging, not saving, so we’ve listed a few great ways to treat yourself this New Year:

Hit the spa or golf course—whatever relaxes you the most. You can get great package deals at the spa that include a massage, manicure, pedicure, facial and more for a reasonable price. What better way to say “hello” to a new year than with a relaxing massage and nails to match? Guys, round up the crew, and bring in the new year at your favorite golf course.

Buy new jewelry. Whether it’s a new necklace, bracelet, watch or those diamond earrings you’ve eyeing, nobody knows your taste quite like you, so who better to pick out your jewelry? Give yourself a gift you’ll be enjoying all year long and for years to come.

Update your technology. If you’re on a budget, you may have missed out on the latest iPhone, tablet or iPod. Use your holiday cash to (finally) get the latest in technology and catch up on all the hype.

Enjoy a lavish meal. Reserve a table at your favorite upscale restaurant or splurge at the grocery store on some thick steaks or lobster tails and a nice bottle of wine. A fancy meal with a special someone is the perfect way to enjoy this post-holiday gift.