Skills

Levels

spacer
spacer

Find $1000 by the Holidays

Find $1000 by the Holidays

This article from Yahoo.com

Author : Erin Burt

Date : October 1, 2008

Excerpt :

Ready or not, the holidays are coming.

With American pocketbooks and investment accounts under pressure, the approaching holidays particularly how to pay for them -- are quickly becoming yet another thing to worry about.

Click here to read full article.

This article is about how you can save money for shopping during the Christmas holidays.
It is written mainly for Americans, but it applies to others as well.

The author offers several tips for saving money. Some are specifically for Americans,
but others are universal: everyone can benefit from them.

Summarize

What are the six tips that the author talks about in this article?

Which ones do you think will be most helpful to you in saving money?

Which are the least relevant to you?

Perhaps you don't need to save money for the holidays. What other things would you like to save money for?

Do you have holidays or other events in your country which require you to save money?

Vocabulary

pocketbook

paycheck

investment

budget

economic

consumer(s)

pad

automatic

motivated

thermostat

illustrate

withhold(ing)

insecurity

instability

critical

spokesperson

impulse

refund

unrealistic

routine

buster

trump

gambling

premium

don(ning)

soften

trick(s)

solid

loom(ing)

reward

casual

candlelight

Expressions

Ready or not

under pressure

(w)rack up

off kilter

Uncle Sam

set foot (in)

in advance

sock away

big bucks

pay down

human resources

go into effect

cold turkey

eat/dine out

scratch the surface

make a difference

cut down on

spacer