ICYMI: The Chime Weekly Roundup

By David Hathaway
December 9, 2016

Welcome to the Chime Weekly Roundup! Each week we bring you a roundup of the best money tips, tricks, and hacks that will help you, and your friends, lead healthier financial lives.

Holiday shopping and expenses are on our mind as we enter the biggest spending season of the year. Remember that planning ahead and having a sound strategy for seasonal spending will help you avoid the holiday hangover.

Here are 4 articles to help awaken your fiscal spirit just in time for the holidays:

1. What to say to your friend who always gets carried away with holiday shopping…

Plan ahead! Setting a holiday budget can become a simple task, and you can avoid the experience of spending more than you planned and feeling the repercussions the following month with some simple guidelines. These seven simple tips cover everything from enlisting budget apps to encouraging early shopping.

2. What to say to your friend who gets stressed out every holiday season…

Get shopping out of the way early. Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful, especially when it comes to money. The key to happy holidays is finding ways to manage financial stress before it hits. In this article, LearnVest offers some great ways to navigate the holiday chaos.  

3. What to say to your friend who thinks they can’t afford the holidays…

Skip the fancy latte! Making room in your budget for large purchases is as easy as changing a simple habit in your daily routine. In this podcast, Shannah discusses savings strategies, what to do when you go over budget, as well as advice on some useful holiday shopping apps.


4. What to say to a coworker who still hasn’t enrolled for 2017 benefits…

Winter is coming. Open enrollment is ending soon for most employers. Maximize the use of your employee benefits so that you have more money for gifts and experiences. Knowing what to opt in or out of is not always as straightforward is it seems. There are always articles to read, or experts to help. Read on to learn the best ways to handle your employee benefits and optimize your coverage.

We hope you enjoyed this week’s weekly roundup, and of course your weekly roundup bonus from being enrolled in our Automatic Savings program!

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