I was talking with a friend the other night, and he was asking for my help on Thanksgiving night. He needed me to go with him to a couple of the big stores in our area which are starting Black Friday a bit early.
I understand where he’s coming from. He has little kids, and they have long wish lists. I told him I would help, but I had to admit that I haven’t gone shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday for at least twenty years. I’ve found that as we get closer to Christmas, you can find better deals. But I guess that’s just me.
Yesterday, I wrote about taking an assessment of Making All Things New. I mentioned the need to get re-focused and back on track with the main themes of this blog.
Last spring, I wrote about trying to get my finances in order, and one of the key components of that was to set up a budget. I did well for a few months, but then other things got in the way, and well, you know how it goes.
With things the way they are, I did cut way back on my spending, but with the cost of everything rising so fast, I find myself right back to where I was. I’m sure it’s probably the same for you.
Well, for the last few weeks, I’ve been working with a couple from a nearby church to get myself back on track. This couple went through training to help people implement Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover. That’s the system I tried in the spring, but sadly, I didn’t stick with it. My hope is that, this time around, with this couple’s help, I’ll be able to keep at it.
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As we begin moving into the holiday season next week, I want to encourage you to watch your spending. It’s very easy to spend money you don’t have on things that most people don’t really want. Keep the credit cards at home, and use cash. If you do this one little thing, you’ll be amazed at how much less you spend.
On Sunday, I’ll be blogging about an organization called Advent Conspiracy. Look for it, because I think you’ll find it fascinating.
Have a great weekend!