Being in debt puts a damper on a lot of things. But the holidays can seem especially hard!
Between feeling obligated to participate in every tradition, event, and gift giving opportunity and the fact that most of your friends seem to take part in every one of those things, it can make the season feel depressing.
Time to reframe that attitude!
The holiday season is the best time to put on your attitude of gratitude! Christmas should be about so much more than just spending money!
And if you can raise yourself up this time of year, imagine the great things you are setting yourself up for! A fresh new year with less debt (especially if you have a habit of financing gifts on the old credit card).
And, if you can beat that debt, your future Christmases can be times of less stress.
Finding the right inexpensive Christmas gifts that still show how much you care can be tough. But this list of unique ideas makes it easy!
Remember in the Little House on the Prairie bookswhen Laura receives the inexpensive Christmas gifts of an orange and some candy? One year she even got her very own tin cup to use!
And the year that she received her rag doll was obviously special to her.
Think about that. Do you think your kids could even tell you what they got for Christmas last year?
The season has morphed from a simple celebration to an over the top holiday. Even if you don’t long for those Little House on the Prairie style days in your home, you probably like the idea of cutting back a bit.
Your Money, Your Marriage is the perfect book for couples who fight about money. Don’t risk your marriage! Put the practical advice in this book to work.
Tackling debt is a subject near and dear to my heart. Our family used our #yearofno motto to help us destroy tens of thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt. So anyone else who has fought hard against debt feels like an ally!
That’s part of what makes me such a fan of The Queen of Free. Cherie Lowe and her husband paid off $127,000 (!) in debt! And they managed to stay lovingly married through the fight.
You probably know that money fights are one of the leading causes of divorce. In fact, it’s likely something you’ve struggled with in your own marriage at one point or another.
I'm Jamie, and I believe that you can build your savings, even when life is frustrating. Learn more.
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