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Nifty holiday budget tool

Nov 29, 2007 | | Comments Comments Off

 

Chase just rolled out a Holiday Spending Planner to help you budget for the costs of the holidays (gifts, travel, decorations, etc.). The planner prompts you to fill how you’re going to pay for each item (cash, check, credit card, debit card) as well as how much you plan to spend.

Once you create your plan you log back in from anywhere to update it. You can print it out to take with you shopping or email it to your Internet-enabled phone so you can access it 24/7.

The planner allows you to sift and sort lists (click on the column headings to sort by type of spending or amount, for example). You can also click on the “View summary link” to see your spending totaled by payment method. That way you know how much cash to withdraw for holiday tips and what your credit card totals will be. 

(Note: Edited to include some of the planner’s capabilities I missed when I first posted.)

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