Relieve Holiday Financial Stress

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Relieve Holiday Financial Stress

What is the Money Date? A weekly time to check in. 3 things we review and update: 1. Spending 2. Earning 3. Savings

In this episode of the Money Date, Anna talks about financial stress over the holiday season how to cope with it.

Let’s begin by understanding that stress is a state (mental or emotional) which we inflict upon ourselves, when there are a lot of activity going (entertaining, gift buying, family visits, etc.) and we have no control over it. We often blame other people, external events for stress that we are experiencing.

We also know that holidays come and go every year, but what we can do differently this year is how we respond and react to the external events. Remember you should only worry about what YOU can control.

Here is Anna’s go-to list:

  • Prioritize – your activities such as parties, shopping, cooking, work, exercise, personal & family time.
  • I am convinced that creating daily To-Dos to help you stay focused on your targets is a good strategy.
  • Measure your progress and keep track of your activities, especially your expenses (use or something like it)
  • Give yourself a break and enjoy! We only get to do it once. So stay focused because that will give you feeling of control.


Anna Sergunina
Anna Sergunina

I'm Anna Sergunina, CFP®, President & CEO at MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. My passion lies in serving others through financial planning, helping clients achieve their dreams like buying a home, saving for education, or retiring early. With over two decades in the industry and a CFP designation since 2009, I'm dedicated to excellence and continuous growth. Beyond work, I cherish moments with my son Liam, prioritize self-care, and engage in content creation for my Money Boss Parent Podcast and Money Library blog.

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