Women2Women - Fall 2017 - 23
ASK THE DOCTOR
Don't forget about party planning costs. Buying gifts is
only part of any holiday budget. Depending on your stage of life,
you may also be hosting holiday parties. Make sure to consider the
cost of throwing a party before you send out the invites. Ask yourself
whether you can afford to offer a sit-down dinner versus having an
open house with cocktails and appetizers. If the budget is tight, but
you still want to entertain, ask attendees to bring their favorite drink
or appetizer to share.
Set holiday travel plans early. If you have to travel to visit
friends and family over the holidays, start planning and booking flights
now. When you book early, you tend to get the best value. Consider
traveling on alternate dates, which could save you hundreds of dollars.
Set up a holiday slush fund. No matter how much advanced
planning we do, there will always be some last-minute expenses.
Whether it's a spontaneous gathering for drinks with friends or a
chance to buy the perfect earrings for your holiday dress, extra costs
always come up. Make sure you consider a slush fund, which will
help ease the financial burden of unexpected holiday expenses. A
good guide for how much to have in your slush fund is about 20
percent of your gifts budget.
Hopefully the preceding tips will help you have a joyous, and
prosperous, holiday season. Happy shopping! n
LEADING THE WAY IN
Early detection of glaucoma is
key to preserving your sight.
Left untreated, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of
blindness and the leading cause of preventable blindness.
Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye's
optic nerve. And because there are virtually no symptoms,
many people who have glaucoma don't even know it.
Vision loss begins with peripheral or side vision then
progresses towards the center. Fortunately, glaucoma
usually responds well to treatment, including medications,
the latest minimally invasive techniques and advanced laser
treatments. But early detection is key to preserving your sight.
That's why regular eye exams are so important. Don't take
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