Christmas is in the heart

Here are 3 ideas to consider:

Wealthy Woman Quote of the Week

1. “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” – W.T. Ellis

Did you know?

2. It may not surprise you, but Americans have a rather large problem with stuff.

  • There are 48,500 storage units in the U.S. (more than McDonald’s & Starbucks locations combined).
  • 80% of the items people keep are never used.

Chances are good you know someone who’s drowning in it. Heck, it could be you. Instead of stocking up on 1,000 slippers this Christmas, try one of the minimalist Christmas gifts on this list​.

My favorites are:

  • A freezer meal for a friend or neighbor
  • An experience gift like a hotel night with the kids
  • Family photos

Here are simple and inexpensive thank you gift ideas too >>

Money Move of the Week

3. This year, I saved money by not shopping for Christmas on Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Ironic right?!

I still looked for a few specific things I needed, like khaki pants for my daughter’s concert and running shoes for me. But I decided that I would wait to buy Christmas until the deals were done.

There are a few reasons for this:

  • Last year, we bought LOADS of extra stuff that wasn’t on the list. Those enticing “lightning deals” worked well!
  • My family was in town on Black Friday and I wanted to focus on them.

Did I miss out on deals? I guarantee it. But I’m making more thoughtful Christmas purchases this year, and avoiding the temptation to buy solely because it’s on sale.

What do you think? Do you love or hate the Black Friday/Cyber Monday hubab? Reply and let me know!

Love always,

Jenn Kropf

Founder of Wealthy Woman Finance​​​

P.S. Fun Christmas things to do on a budget

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