Family Celebrations and Holiday Traditions Return in 2021

Last year many families missed the opportunity to spend time together during the holiday season thanks to COVID. Singles and families alike swapped traveling out of state for small, stay-at-home celebrations, virtual holiday parties via Zoom, and mailed gifts rather than personally delivered. This year you can expect holiday celebrations to be much more festive and traditional.

With the pandemic in the rear-view mirror rather than facing us full force, many people are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family in person. In fact, 29% of Americans who didn’t travel during the 2020 holiday season are planning on spending money for flights and hotels during the 2021 holiday season. That’s the good news. The bad news? Traveling prices (by auto, plane, and train) continue to be on the upswing. says that those 29% who plan on travelling are also planning on charging their traveling expenses on credit cards. The same study says on average, travelers expect to charge $1,471 to cover their 2021 holiday travel expenses. Interest alone for these travel costs can take up to 2.8 months to pay off.

While everybody wants to see their loved ones, especially this year, don’t get caught in the credit card debt trap. With proper planning, you can surround yourself with friends, families, delicious food, and towers of gifts – debt free. How?

Shift work is a great way for Bozeman gig workers and Denver per diem staff to earn extra money to use for gift shopping and travel this holiday season. GigWorx connects job seekers with working opportunities at local businesses. For Bozeman gig workers, the holiday season is the time of year when retailers, restaurants, shipping companies, hotels, and many other businesses, need extra help. And the pay is fantastic, up to $30 per hour, depending on the gig. Work when and where you want and build up that holiday fund, fast and furiously, with lucrative side hustles. Not only will you avoid the dreaded “holiday debt,” but it’s a great way to jump on the gig economy train and discover where you fit.

For healthcare workers, Denver per diem opportunities give you the flexibility to make your own schedule and provide the freedom to work as much or as little as you want over the holiday 2021 season. Denver per diem healthcare shifts are a great way to earn extra money for holiday gifts and traveling. Many employed LPNs, RNs and CNAs chose to take on extra shift work during the holiday season, giving a big boost to the budget when they need it most.

So this season, plan ahead. Build up your bank account with gig work and flexible shifts. Spend time with your family celebrating your favorite traditions. Whether it’s eating home-baked cookies and watching Elf (personal favorite!), wearing matching pajamas for a family photo shoot, sharing a holiday meal, or taking a family ski trip, traditions are meant to be shared. And this is the year to do it!

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