No gifts, please. I am saving for a home instead.

On October 8, 2014

Categories: Saving Tips

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The countdown to Christmas is officially on.

So what’s on your list this year? A new sweater, maybe a new iPhone.

What if you asked your friends and family to donate to a fund for a home improvement instead? That is what one of our nesters is doing this year.

Alicia Figeroa plans to include information about her nest in this year’s Christmas cards, suggesting that in lieu of gifts people donate to her dream of home ownership.

I don’t want to ask people for $5-$10,” the amount she expects people might spend on a gift, she said. “You end up getting a lot of stuff you don’t want. It’s more classy to set it up as a gift registry.”