I am finishing my Yom tov shopping and the costs are beyond excessive. How do people do it?
You take out a mortgage.
Belong to a Kehilla where one helps out another.
(maybe us here could chip in)
While it’s expensive anyway, we end up buying a lot of things we don’t really need. It’s only a week.
That being said, we did have chocolate leaf cookies brought to us in Israel. That’s a necessity.
Best to keep a record from one year to the next, so as not to overspend in the future.