It’s officially October and the stores are filled with Halloween costumes and candy and … Christmas decorations? I know time flies, but it made me pause when I saw the Christmas trees and ornament displays. From a business perspective, I completely understand, but from a personal viewpoint, I would like to enjoy each holiday separately before moving onto the next.
We live in a go, go, go culture and I’m certainly guilty of racing around too. But I also don’t want to be moving so fast that I forget to enjoy these moments. The girls still enjoy going trick or treating, and I don’t want to take these memories for granted. Sometimes the best thing we can do is slow down and appreciate the moment.
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A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from our the blogosphere this past week. Enjoy!
Joe from Stacking Benjamins asked us, Want to Earn Money Faster? Follow This Surprising Simple Advice. Who you surround yourself makes a huge difference. Their habits and emotions—good and bad—do rub off on you.
Erin at Broke Millennial took a Random Stroll Down 5th Avenue. One of the most recognizable and expensive streets in the world, but it can also be incredibly motivating. True wealth isn’t buying everything you see, but knowing you have the choice or luxury to buy the things that truly matter to you and the common sense to know when to smile and say, no thanks.
Anthony at Thrifty Dad suggests we ask ourselves How Many Hours Do I Need to Work to Pay for This before we make a purchase. What I love is how he looks at it from both sides. Sometimes the amount of hours we have to work in order to buy something we want is ridiculously high. Other times the cost appears to high but after closer inspection, it’s really not.
Dojo from Dojo Blog shared There is No Such Thing as Good Debt. Dojo shares her personal debt story and how her choice to take on debt for the betterment of her family still had it’s “bad” side. A good reminder that all debt has risk, regardless of whether it’s considered “good” or “bad”. Debt is debt.
You can’t go to the store without seeing Halloween displays and pumpkins waiting to be carved, so I will leave you with a couple of great posts on some Frugal Fall Activities from Frugal Rules and tips on How to Spend Less Money this Halloween from Canadian Budget Binder.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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