By Martin Lewis, October 22, 2010
Chanucah may still seem like a fair bit of time away but it is vital you prepare for it. Far too many cry poverty in January and blame spending during Chanucah (or Eid, or Christmas). Yet with some decent pre-planning, you can keep the costs right down.
Here are my top tips for future festivities.
● There is still time to spread the cost
The best time to start saving for Chanucah is a year before. During Christmas for instance, the average family spends £600; spread over the year that's just £50 a month.