Don't over do it.

December 06, 2019 in

Cheers to Friday, Mes Amies!
No, it's not a summer Friday, that is true. However, Christmas Season Fridays are pretty darn good too!

Anyway, I feel as if I'm the "anti-blogger" today, but so be it. It seems as if from the day before Thanksgiving on, all I've been seeing is various people and companies trying to get us and our money to go separate ways.
I understand that it is the holiday shopping season. Every retailer is competing for our money. Every blogger is trying to get us to use "her links" .

                                                        Source: The Financial Diet 

It's SO easy to get carried away with your shopping this time of year.  Retailers have sales with a very limited time frame. "Prices good through Cyber Monday!", "Sale ends DEC 16 at 12:00 EST!". Also, brands that don't typically go on sale are actually offering discounts right now.
Its all very tempting, I know.  Still though, you owe it to yourself to be able to reign it in. 
We have a loooong winter in front of us. Don't add to the misery , by starting January with a heap of debt.

Also, your loved ones DO NOT want you to go into hawk to buy them gifts. 
Conversely, don't be a crappy person and put the worry and strain onto others that their gifts to you will not "live up" to your expectations. 
If you are old enough to read, you know that its not "Santa" who you might be expecting to bring you expensive things. 
When I was a little kid, I loved the cartoon "Garfield". When I was 6 or 7 there was a "Garfield Christmas Special on TV. There was one line from it, that was seared into my little brain and has stuck with me all these years.

"Christmas. It's not the giving, it's not the getting. It's the loving."— Garfield's closing line, quoted from the Christmas Day 1981 installment of the comic strip

Remember the true meaning of this season, my friends.

Have a safe and fun filled weekend.


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