Holiday Spending & Saving Tips

Find out how not to go broke this holiday season!

The holidays are a time of the year where friends and family gather for food, laughter, storytelling, and, usually, presents! When it comes to gift giving, we've got some tips on ways to save and alternative ideas that you might not have thought of. However, we know that presents are not the only big expense that can arise during the holidays, so we've also put together some ideas on how to save on travel, parties, and more. Avoid that huge credit card bill in January by following our tips on how to save big this holiday season!

As we close out 2020, and head into the new year, North Country Savings Bank has a lot happening!

toasting to the New Year

As the year comes to a close and you start planning for 2020, make your financial goals a priority. When planning, be sure to take time to review your spending in 2019 to better understand what you should focus on in the new year.

person slicing pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? It's a cherished time to gather with family and friends over an unforgettable feast.

family celebrating Christmas together

As the calendar drifts into October and the stores begin to feature holiday decorations, your mind might be jumping to everything you need to do for the holidays.

2019 savings plan

The New Year is right around the corner, and with it comes a new financial you! As you write your list of goals for 2019, take money into consideration. While a new year isn't always a clean slate, it is an opportunity to make positive changes – changes that will help you make and save more.

thankful & blessed at Thanksgiving

Let's be honest, for most people, Thanksgiving is all about eating your favorite foods while sitting around a table with your loved ones. But if you've ever hosted Thanksgiving, you know it can be expensive to buy everything needed to make everyone's favorite dishes.

woman in sweater holding holiday gift

While the holidays represent a time of joy, family, and togetherness, for many, they can also bring about stress – particularly when it comes to shopping and personal finances.

woman wrapping holiday gifts

While giving presents and making someone smile can feel great, the pressure to get the perfect gift can be overwhelming, costly and time-consuming. Many people are difficult to shop for or prefer to buy items they need themselves, which means some gifts go unused.

The holidays may have just ended, but it’s never too early to start planning for the next holiday season shopping expenses!

holiday shopping bags

 If you’re like the majority of Americans, you probably haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet – maybe you haven’t even startedIf that’s the case, we’ve got a few last-minute holiday shopping ‘don’ts’ to keep in