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6 signs you may have overspent at Christmas

No mun, no fun, so they say.
Jan 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 7,196 1

WHILE CHRISTMAS IS A time of great joy and celebration, what follows is the darkest time of the year for those awaiting their January payday.

During this time you may discover you have been a tad over-joyous, and celebrated just a little too vigorously, much to the detriment of your finances.

Here are the signs that Christmas has wreaked havoc on your bank account.

You’re STILL eating Christmas leftovers

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Paired with whatever you can find in your cupboards. Turkey and Koka noodles, anyone? Here, have some congealed cranberry sauce with that.

You are forced to go on the dry

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Not to detox after Christmas, but because you simply cannot afford to go out.

You fear the January electricity bill

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All those fairy lights seemed like a fantastic idea at the time, but now…not so much.

You hate your friends who have birthdays in January

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Sorry, but did you not get enough presents for Christmas? And now you have the cheek to organise a night out? De-friended, blocked, reported.

The January sales mean nothing to you

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Why should you care about cut-price goods? By the time your next payday rolls around, they’ll be long gone.

You’re regretting all those battery-operated Christmas presents

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And trying not to think of the carnage when the kids’ Santa presents run out of batteries. Let’s not go there. Why didn’t you get them a good old-fashioned rocking horse?

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