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Christmas Budget Calculator with Interactive Budgeting Worksheet

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Christmas Budget Calculator

This calculator, which keeps an ongoing countdown to Christmas, will create an interactive worksheet containing the names of the people on your Christmas shopping list, along with a pre-filled amount field for each person. The worksheet then recalculates the budget totals as you make changes to the individual amounts. Once you have your shopping list budget set you can open the completed worksheet in a printer friendly window. The Tips tab includes:

  • Tips for relieving the stress of holiday gift buying.
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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Amount to budget:Amount to budget:Amount to budget:Amount to budget:

Amount to budget:

Select whether you want to enter a budget amount for each person on your shopping list, or if you want to enter the total budget amount for all of your Christmas gift buying, and then enter the corresponding budget amount (enter as a dollar amount but without the dollar sign and any commas).

# on list:# people on list:Number of people you plan to buy for:Number of people you plan to buy for (or list them below):

Number of people you plan to buy for:

If you want to print out a blank Christmas budget worksheet, enter the number of people to budget for in this field. Otherwise, if you want each person listed on your worksheet, leave this field blank and enter the names in the box below this line.

Or, list the people (1 per line):list the people (1 per line):list the people you plan to buy for (1 per line):list the people you plan to buy for (1 per line):

List the people you plan to buy for:

Enter the name of each person you plan to buy for, each on a separate line.

If you would like to allocate funds based on custom spending levels, type a period and a number immediately after each name.

Wife Mary.5
Son Jimmy.4
Daughter Susy.4
Aunt Gertrude.1

The higher the number, the more funds will be allocated. Note that all names must be assigned a number before the calculator will allocate funds based on spending levels.

Make sure each line only contains one name and remove any blank lines. Note that you can make changes to the list and recalculate at any time as long as you remain on this page.

Inflate:Inflate for next:Inflate budget for next year:Inflate budget for next year:

Inflate budget for next year:

If you would like to begin budgeting for next Christmas, select the percentage you would like to increase your budget from this year.

Deposit freq:Deposit frequency:Deposit frequency:Deposit frequency:

Deposit frequency:

Select the preferred frequency of deposits to your Christmas Club Account.

Deposit months:Deposit months:Deposit months:Months to make the deposits:

Span of months to make the deposits:

Select the span of months you plan to make the deposits.

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Number of lines to add per person:

If you would like additional lines added for each person in the budget sheet (for entering multiple gift ideas and purchases), select the number of lines to add.

# people:# of people:Number of people on list:Number of people on list:

Number of people on list:

This is how many people the calculator is basing your budget on. If you did not list each person by name, then this is the number you entered in the line above the list.

Amt/person:Amount per person:Budget amount per person:Budget amount per person:

Budget amount per person:

This is your total budget amount divided by the number of people you plan to buy for.

Total budget:Total budget amount:Total budget for all people on list:Total budget amount for all people on list:

Total budget amount for all people on list:

This is the total amount you plan to budget for this coming Christmas gift buying.

Next year:Budget next year:Budget amount for next year:Budget amount for next year:

Budget amount for next year:

Based on your selections regarding your budget for next year, this is how much you plan to spend next year.

Periodic dep:deposit:deposit to Christmas acct:deposit to Christmas Club Account:

Periodic deposit to Christmas Club Account:

In order to fully fund your Christmas Club Account for next year, this is the periodic deposit you will need to make during the span of saving months you selected.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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About

About the Christmas Budget Calculator

Countdown Till Christmas


If you haven't done so already, there is no better time than the present to create a spending plan for your Christmas shopping.

This calculator will create a pre-filled, custom, interactive budget worksheet wherein the budget total recalculates as you change the budget amounts for each person on your shopping list.

Plus, if you list the people you want to buy for separately, you can even set a custom spending level for each person and the calculator will allocate the initial budget amounts accordingly.

Then, once you get your budget amounts set, you can open the list in a printer-friendly window for printing the complete worksheet -- which will also include extra lines for each person so you can record multiple gift ideas and expenditures for each person on your list.

Finally, the calculator will also tell you how much you will need to deposit -- and how often you will need make those deposits -- in order to fully fund your Christmas Club Account by the time you are ready to start shopping for next Christmas.

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Instructions

How to use the Christmas Budget Calculator

Step #1:

Enter the amount you wish to budget for Christmas presents, either per person, or for all persons combined.

Step #2:

Either enter the number of people you plan to buy for, or list each person (1 per line) in the field provided.

Note that you can set custom spending levels for each name you enter by entering a period and a number behind each name, like this:

Wife Mary.5
Son Jimmy.4
Daughter Susy.4
Aunt Gertrude.1

Step #3:

Select an optional inflation rate for next Christmas.

Step #4:

Select your preferred deposit frequency.

Step #5:

Select the starting and ending month for the time frame you wish to fully fund your Christmas Club Account.

Step #6:

Tap the "Create Budget" button and scroll down to edit the names and amounts in the budget form.

Step #7:

When you are satisfied with your budget, select the number of blank lines you wish to add for each person on your list, and press the "Printer Friendly Worksheet" button. This will open up your completed Christmas budget worksheet in a new window for printing.

Saving Entries:

If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can save your entries to your web browser so won't have to start over on your next visit. Please note that your saved entries can only be retrieved from the same device and web browser you were using when you stored them. If you would like to access your saved entries from any device I invite you to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

To save your entries to your web browser, click or tap the Data tab in the Help and Tools section (mobile: top right of the main screen), select "New Data Record" from the drop-down menu, enter a name for the data record, and then tap or click the Save button.

To load previously saved entries, click or tap the Data tab and select the saved data record from the drop-down menu. You can then save any changes to your entries by simply clicking the Save button while the data record is selected.

To clear a named set of saved entries, click or tap the Data tab, select the saved data record from the drop-down menu, and then tap or click the Clear button.

Numbers and Decimals:

Only numeric characters (0-9 and decimal points) may be entered in numeric fields. Non-numeric characters (dollar signs, percent signs, commas, etc.) may cause calculation errors. If the field includes a grid icon, tapping the icon will open a popup keypad which will include only the characters allowed in the field. If your device keypad does not include a decimal point, use this popup keypad to enter decimal numbers where applicable.

Popup Tool Tips:

Tap the info (i) icons for a further explanation of each entry field (you can click [X] or outside of the pop-up tool tips to close them). A summary of these explanations, along with any additional term explanations, can also be found under the Terms tab.

Disclaimer:

Since I can't test for every possible combination of numbers, please be sure to double-check the results of this calculator yourself before considering them to be valid. If you do discover an issue with the calculated results, please report the issue using the feedback form located below the calculator.

Scrolling & Shrinking:

In order to scroll the calculator vertically you will need to swipe just outside of the calculator's dark-blue border, or use the window's far right-hand scroll bar, whichever is applicable to your device.

If the top section of the calculator becomes to tall for your viewport, tapping in the "Enter a problem..." field should reset the top section to its original height.

Disclaimer:

The Algebra Calculator is the only calculator on the site that I did not create myself. And since I did not create it, I don't have access to the code for fixing any issues you may be experiencing. So if you are having issues with the calculator, please visit the support page at Mathway.com for assistance.

Glossary

Fields, Terms, and Definitions.

Reset button:

Clicking the "Reset" button will restore the calculator to its default settings.

Pocket Calculator

Calculate any amounts needed to enter into calculator.

 

Data Management

Save and retrieve entries and notes (requires HTML5 compliant web browser).

Calculator Data

Calculator Data:

If you are using the latest version of your web browser software, this feature will allow you to save your calculator entries to your web browser's local storage in between visits. This means the calculator entries can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save data between devices you will need to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Save: To save a new set of calculator entries, select "New Data Record" from the dropdown list, enter a nickname for the data record, then click the "Save" button.

Load: To load a previously saved set of calculator entries, simply select the name of the data record from the dropdown list.

Save Changes: To save changes to a set of previously saved calculator entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Save" button.

Clear: To clear a saved set of entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Clear" button.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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