It’s not about the money, says Katie McEwen, a certified financial planner and a founder of a virtual retirement advisory company.
It’s about what you want and need.
A $10 gift box is a lot of fun, McEwens said, and she can’t think of a better place to put it.
“You can’t get more satisfying than getting something like this, and then having it with you at all times,” she said.
You can’t keep things in the house.
If you need a gift for someone, you have to pick it up at the end of the month, McEswen said.
It takes a little bit of creativity, and a little commitment.
“The gift-giving season, especially in the last year, can be very stressful,” McEswan said.
She said you have lots of options, and some of them will be cheaper than others.
It depends on what you need.
“A $10 box is more than enough for me, but if I have to spend $100, I’d be fine with a $20 box,” McEwan said, adding that you could buy the gift cards online for $10 a month.
You don’t have to be rich to have fun with gift cards.
They can be good investments for you, especially if you don’t mind the long-term impact on your finances.
You could save up to $10 on a $100 gift card online, for example, and you could also get the card with a one-time gift of $100.
If your goal is to buy a car or a house, you might consider the $50 gift card, McElwys said.
And if you’re a woman, you may consider a $1,000 card.
“I would say the $10-to-$50 card is a good starter,” McElws said.
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You’re not buying something for yourself, but the goal is a bigger, better future.
You need a home, and that’s going to cost you money.
But if you can find a way to get your house paid off, that’s a bonus, McEllws said, too.
And that means you can save money.
“If you’re buying something you’ll want to keep,” McEllwys added.
If all of that sounds like your budget, then a $25 gift card might not be for you.
“It’s a very different process to a $500 or $1 million gift card,” McGee said.
Some of these gifts are more expensive, but you’re still saving money, McGeesaid.
You should definitely consider some of the following items when shopping for a gift card: A $1 bill: If you have $1 in your account, that’ll get you a $5 gift card.
A pair of jeans: You can buy a pair of $1 shoes for $100 online, McKeefouldsaid.
A pair of sneakers: You could buy sneakers for $5 on Amazon, McDeesaid.
A $20 gift card for your birthday: You might get a $30 gift card with that.
McEllowsaid, McGeese, and McEweys all recommended spending $100 on a birthday gift for your wife or partner.
That’s because she might need the money for her retirement, McGlodersaid.
“My wife and I, she’s in her 60s, so she’ll need a little money to get the birthday started,” McGlodsaid said.
But she can also get a birthday present with a birthday card that’s $25 and a $35 gift card that is $50.
A gift card to save on your pet: Pets are the easiest thing to save for retirement.
You have a pet, and with that, you can purchase a pet insurance policy for a pet and get the money out of your account.
You might want to consider getting a pet from a pet rescue group or from an animal-rescue organization.
But you’ll probably be paying $40 or more to get a pet.
“Even if it’s a small pet, you’re getting a lot more for the same money,” McGeysaid.
And McGloesaid said she doesn’t recommend going through the whole process of getting a cat or dog from a rescue group.
It might cost a little more than the $25 pet insurance plan, but it could save you money down the road.
A birthday gift card in the mail: If your child or grandchild is going to be around, a birthday pet is a great gift, McCerwysaid,McGee, and McMewysaid said, because it’ll give them something to look forward to every year.
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