Ah, it’s that time of the year when we show people how much we love them…by spending money on them!
I miss you Thanksgiving.
Now I know when it comes to gifts, it’s supposed to be the thought that counts. But I also know that any gift, no matter how thoughtful or thoughtless it may be, costs money. So there’s no way around it when it comes to buying gifts for other people – we’re going to have to spend the green.
But there’s still the question of how much are we going to spend compared to how much do we have to spend?
Here’s where I would like to make a suggestion or two when it comes to avoiding overspending this holiday season:
- don’t pay for Christmas in July
- don’t let your eyes get bigger than your wallet
- don’t worry about what the “Jones’” have under their tree
- and buy a kid (or anyone else for that matter) a bank instead of breaking it for them.
Don’t get me wrong. I believe there’s a huge blessing in giving needed gifts (Acts 20:34-36). But I also believe the bank account shouldn’t be in red on December 26th because of what was spent for December 25th. EA
“There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it.” (Proverbs 21:20)