Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday everyone! I hope you are only reading this because you either miss me or you really just need some personal finance advice. This is the day that everyone should spend with loved ones and friends. Christmas is the one day a year that I try to take off from everything, blogging included, and just relax and enjoy the day. I scheduled this post, so don’t start to get on me about publishing something after I just said that I try to take this day off.
Christmas is a special time for me, because I really enjoy spending time with friends and loved ones. I think it is something that we have slowly started to take advantage of, especially since the influx of smartphones. Many people have no idea how to converse with one another anymore. It is truly sad. I make it a point each and every day to make sure that I speak with people over the phone or in person. While I do talk with people via Twitter, Facebook, and text messages, they will never replace the joy of a good conversation.
I hope you are able to enjoy this day and take some time to be thankful for everything you have been given. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my job, and my blog. Debt Roundup is only a few months old, but it has allowed me to connect with some of the nicest people I have every met online. It has also allowed me to express my personal opinions about money, life, and the crazy things that happen around me.
I am not fond of how Christmas has become a consumer holiday and I am making an effort to take that back in my household. Yes, I do give gifts to people, but I don’t splurge on them and I make sure I keep to my budget. While I do buy presents, I first make an effort to let everyone know how much I enjoy their company and cherish the time that we can spend together. Presents are not that important to me. I would rather have a day of relaxation and conversation, then one filled with gifts. One this day, please take some time to be Thankful.
Here are a few blogs that I want to thank for helping Debt Roundup become successful in such a short time. I am sure that I am leaving some out, but I will do my best. If I leave you out, I am truly sorry.
Merry Christmas and have a great day!
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