Friday, December 26, 2008

The Day After Christmas

Just a quick note today. My 16-year old cousin was at our aunt's house on Christmas Eve, when someone pulled out the Washington Post article for the relatives in Pennsylvania to read. (We were still at home) Imagine my cousin's surprise when she looked at the article, and began reading the same story her 10th grade history teacher had spoken about in class the previous week. Her cousins were the ones who did this experiment!

I was pretty suprised by that. But I do sincerely believe that there's a large population out there, probably in their 20s, 30s and 40s who KNOW how to be more frugal, but haven't been needed to follow-through due to stable and secure financial circumstances. I haven't had a chance to talk to my cousin yet to hear more about what her teacher said. Did he think we were crazy? Incredibly wasteful? An example of people trying to improve their financial habits?

So it's the new discount shopping day. The Day After Christmas. A great time to buy next year's wrapping paper, a tree skirt for the Christmas tree (we've been surrounding the tree with floor mats for a few years- not so festive), maybe next year's Christmas cards (oh yeah, we never sent THIS year's cards, so maybe not), and anything else that we "need" at a discount??? It might be a good time to stock up on some turkey and lamb for the extra freezer we hope get soon, a gift from family to help us stock up on frozen goods at a good price!

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