It's been an interesting week here at a Debt Free Stress Free Life. I've been doing a lot of thinking about the holidays - looking over my budget and what I'm willing to spend this year on gifts.
My daughter asked me what I was getting my little Grand Nugget for Christmas and I replied, "Nothing, he'll be six months old. He doesn't even know what Christmas is!" Needless to say she was horrified at my reply. Nothing for him to open from Grandma?
I'll be honest and tell you I'm on the fence about this one. On the one hand I stand by my opinion on the matter, and on the other I understand my daughter's feelings. The practical side of me thinks it's a waste of money to buy the child something just because it's Christmas and the sentimental side of me would like to give him something for his first Christmas.
I don't want to revert to old behaviors with my grandson, nor do I want my daughter to make the same mistakes I made on holiday's past. There is a happy medium here somewhere.
Once I make my decision, I'll let you all know what I decide. If you have any advice for me, I'd greatly appreciate your input. Food for thought is always a good thing.
I also was thinking about all the people who haven't even given Christmas a second thought and how they just might be caught with their pants down and have to resort to using credit cards to fund the holidays.
I sure hope that's none of you. But if you are starting to feel the heat and are worried about how you'll make your purchases this holiday season, go grab a copy of the Holiday Guide. There just might be something in there that will help you avoid using credit. I'm also putting together a shopping guide of family friendly gifts that will have two categories - under $20 or under $50 gifts. It will be out in November, so watch for that.
If I can help you in any way, if you've got a questions - drop me a line. I love to hear from my readers.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
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