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The $20 Christmas Tree and a Compliment

The $20 Christmas Tree and a Compliment

Dad and I went out to get our Christmas Tree this weekend, expecting to spend around $30-$50. The place we were recommended to try did not open until 10am, and we were out at 8:30am. We decided not to wait for that place and drove down the road to another place we had passed that […]

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Santa and Holiday Traditions

Santa and Holiday Traditions

My friend Kim asks: “Do you remember when you first found out about Santa? What did you feel? What about your traditions?” Oh Lord, I’m not entirely sure I remember when I found out about Santa. I think it was elementary school…and I think it was just other school kids who found out, being mean. […]

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Cutting the Holiday Budget in Half

Cutting the Holiday Budget in Half

This year I’ve cut our holiday budget in half as sort of an involuntary experiment. When we were hit with the house crisis in July, I poured my excess savings, including my holiday funds into getting the house. I did not, however, touch my emergency savings, that stayed right where it is, to serve its […]

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