There’s always news that someone might not appreciate. There’s always news that business people don’t want to hear.
The local news outlet really shouldn’t start this movement. I mean, some folks might even cancel their subscriptions or some thing.
No-Spend November Can Help You Find Leaks in Your Budget
From MomsEveryday.com November can be a rough time for personal budgets. By this time of year, many folks have already blown the financial goals they set for themselves in January.
Speaking of not spending; I’ve been Christmas shopping. I have a bad habit of not giving gifts often. Actually, I go out of my way to ignore occasions where gifts would be appropriate.
On the other hand, when I do decide to give a gift it is usually the best of its kind that I can afford. As long, of course, you consider, as I do, a Dollar Store high shopping. I got to thinking yesterday, after the trials ad tribulations with an on-line store and my credit card provider, that down through the years I cannot honestly say the people that I’ve gifted actually have and use the gifts I’ve given.
I really tried to remember a number of things given and to whom and had I seen them actually use or retain the items given. None came to mind.
What did come to mind was an ex-wife’s comment, when I asked what happened to the gift I’d given to our daughter. She said that they had take the gift back for a refund. But, I said, you didn’t have a receipt, I still have it.
It didn’t matter, ex-wife said. The store took it back and we kept the money.
But what happened to the money?
She shrugged. I don’t remember, she said. We spent it.
Which should give the reader some idea of what led to ex-wife. The fact remains, however, that I remain parsimonious toward both and the Goodwill store became my center of preference from that point forward.
I even included the receipts in the gift box after, also.
I mean, I did remember, after all.
All this means,, I suppose, is I’m in complete sympathy with the people that want a No Spend November.
That in spite of the fact that gifts are better given if one follows the children’s college Golden Rule: Send Money.
From the reaches,