Podcast Episode 30: Smart Holiday Shopping

by Financial Design Studio, Inc. / November 13, 2023

End of year holiday spending can create start of year tax and budgeting headaches. We want to help you be smart with your holiday shopping. In this episode, our team discusses gifts for kids or adults, creating family traditions, finding bargains, and giving experiences.

Financial Advisors in Chicago Deer Park Illinois on Smart Holiday Shopping
Lisa Gottschalk; Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

Behind the Designs Ep. 30: Smart Holiday Shopping

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Key Moments

3:38 Get to know us, Christmas Edition

10:19 Creative gifts for kids

17:20 Thoughtful gifts for adults

23:20 Where to look for bargains (see links in shownotes!)

26:13 Giving gifts to your family

29:20 How to give gifts that build relationships

42:30 Gift giving as an opportunity to teach kids about finances

Links for Smart Holiday Shopping

The Krazy Coupon Lady

Camel Camel Camel

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Credits for Episode 30

Executive Producer : Anna Lewis

Host : Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

Guests : Lisa Gottschalk (FDS Support Director)

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We are financial advisors in Deer Park and Barrington, IL. A team with a passion for helping others design a path to financial success — whatever success means for you. Each of our unique insights fit together to create broad expertise, complete roadmaps, and creative solutions. We have seen the power of having a financial plan, and adjusting that plan to life. The result? Freedom from worrying about the future so you can enjoy today.