It feels like there was no breathing room from Thanksgiving to Christmas this year. Or is that just me? As I was running errands, one store helpfully had a big sign to remind me that there are only 18 days left until Christmas. Yikes! I better get busy. How is your Christmas shopping going?
This week I shared with you How To Create Your Child’s True Holiday List. So often when we ask kids what they want, they have a long list, but it is not always filled with the things they TRULY want. Helping your kids determine what is worthy of their Christmas list is also great practice for handling and prioritizing their wants outside of Christmas too.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!
Brian from Luke 1428 had a wonderful three-part series on Giving for The Wrong Reasons, How To Develop a Giving Plan and An Open Hand: The Most Powerful Money Visual Ever. Being philanthropic is important to me and I love how Brian and his family have put together a plan to give throughout the year.
Laurie at The Frugal Farmer got reflective and shared Your Family Traits: Which Will You Choose to Follow? We mimic so much of what we see as children, both good and bad. The good news is we can also choose to stop emulating behaviors and beliefs that don’t serve us, which is exactly what Laurie is choosing to do.
Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life warned us of the Danger of ‘I Deserve This’ Thinking in her staff post at See Debt Run. It’s an easy trap to fall into but what I think we all deserve is to live debt-free lives where we spend our money on the things that truly matter.
Joe from Stacking Benjamins gave us some good tips on How To Wring More Money Out of Your Company Benefits. Just like Joe, I am often surprised how many people do not fully utilize (or are even aware of) their workplace benefits. They are there for a reason, so use them!
Travis over at Enemy of Debt admitted I Slept in on Black Friday and Still Got a Door Buster Deal. I love this post, not because he scored a door buster deal, but for all the wonderful money/life lessons he taught his daughter.
That’s a wrap for this week! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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