This Christmas is unusual for me. Because, for the first time in years, I will be spending money on myself, frivolously and on items I want rather than need. Why would I do that, you might wonder, especially if you are coming to this blog post from somewhere within the ‘debt free’ community. The answer is simple – because I chose to when creating my … Continue reading The things I am getting myself for Christmas. From another country.
Tis the season to start looking at gifts, if you haven’t already. And tis the season to consider what gifts actually are. I wrote about the matter of Christmas costs last year and that post is still valid. Since then not much has changed other than how I see gifts. You see, I always thought of gifts as means of expressing affection for those around … Continue reading A word about gifts
A short while ago I wrote a blog post about not going bankrupt over Christmas spending. This post is a follow-up telling you exactly what I am gifting this year to my nearest and dearest. I don’t budget for Christmas separately anymore, I just save less in December and that gives me a very definite budget as I don’t like to reach out for savings … Continue reading What I am giving for Christmas – a truthful gift guide
It’s almost Christmas, the most expensive holiday of the year! I left home at the age of 19 and moved across the continent. This Christmas is the 13th Christmas which I am celebrating as a responsible (ish) adult, a daughter who lives far away, an aunt who loves to spoil her niece and nephew, a girlfriend of another family’s eldest son and an employee of … Continue reading Not going bankrupt over Christmas